Labour & Birth

If you need to speak to a midwife urgently, or if you experience any of the following:

  • Your waters break
  • You have bleeding from your vagina
  • You have unexplained abdominal pain
  • Your baby is moving less than usual, or the pattern of movements has changed
  • You’re less than 37 weeks pregnant and think you might be in labour
  • You feel unwell or feverish
  • You are unsure or worried about your labour, yourself or your baby

Then please call:

Northampton General Hospital maternity helpline on 01604 523529

or Delivery Suite at Kettering General Hospital: 01536 492878 or 01536 492879


Call 999 immediately if:

  • You can feel the umbilical cord inside your vagina, or you can see it hanging out of your vagina
  • You are bleeding very heavily from your vagina
  • You are pushing or your partner can see your baby’s head
  • You have a seizure or fit

Preparing For Birth

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