Natural delivery

In the case of a natural delivery the signs of upcoming delivery are:

  • You lose a little bit of blood;
  • You lose a mucous plug;
  • Your waters break (amniotic fluid is leaving your body);
  • You have regular contractions over a period of 1 hour, with 5 to 10 minutes between contractions;
  • You feel your baby move less.

Contact your doctor, gynaecologist or midwife, or go to the hospital when you have one or more of these signs.

Sign of upcoming delivery: losing a bit of blood
Sign of upcoming delivery: losing a mucous plug
Sign of upcoming delivery: waters breaking
Sign of upcoming delivery: having regular contractions over a period of 1 hour, with 5 to 10 minutes between contractions

Surgical delivery: caesarean section

In the case of a planned surgical delivery (caesarean section): the doctor decides the day on which you will deliver.

Doctor performing a caesarian section

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