Hamilton Health Sciences
Women's Reproductive Health & Newborn Care
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Getting Help During Your Pregnancy

  • For problems or concerns that are not urgent, call your doctor or midwife.
  • If you are concerned about an issue related to your pregnancy, it is best for you to come to the hospital to be seen. Go to Labour and Delivery at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Call 905-945-2253 ex 350 so we can get ready for you.

When to come to the hospital

If you notice any of these signs, call the Labour and Delivery Unit and come to the hospital:


  • your contractions (labour pains) are regular or uncomfortable
  • your water has broken
  • you have bleeding from your vagina
  • there is a change in how often your baby is moving
  • you have blurry vision or see spots before your eyes
  • you have been in a car accident, fallen or been injured, even if you think it is minor
  • you have 1 or more of these signs of preterm labour:
    - regular contractions or tightening of your uterus
    - cramps like a period or a low, dull backache
    - an increase or change in your vaginal discharge (watery, mucousy or bloody)
    - abdominal cramps, with or without diarrhea
  •  you are concerned about yourself or your baby

Please call before coming to the hospital so that we can get ready for you. Call 905-945-2253 ex 350 for the Labour and Delivery Unit.

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital • Grimsby, Ontario • 905-945-2253