Your baby is almost here! Your due date is coming and that means you will be going into labor soon. This sheet will review when and how to get in touch with us in case you need to be evaluated. Most importantly, if you think you need to be seen call us (same number as the front desk-if it is after hours the paging service will contact the physician on-call and we will call you back within 15 minutes) and tell us what is going on-we will let you know if it is time to come into the hospital yet.
It is common to get “faked-out” by early or false labor- often contractions start every 10-15 minutes and then intensify and come more frequently. Once the contractions have been coming at least every 5 minutes take note of the time. If they persist and strengthen over the next 1-2 hours and are lasting 45-60 seconds call.
Call our office number 303-280-2229. During the day, we may ask you to come to the office first to be checked. At night, the call will be forwarded to our answering service and the physician on call will telephone you back as soon as possible. If you do not receive a call within 30 minutes, call the answering service again. Remember, always call first. Unless it is a true emergency, speak to the doctor prior to going to the hospital.
If you are fully vaccinated masking is optional in our offices; if you have not been vaccinated masking for your protection is strongly encouraged. This is subject to change as COVID levels fluctuate in our community