When to call your Midwife

 

When to Call your Midwife

 

The pager system is for clients currently in our care who are in labour or have an urgent concern such as the ones listed below.

 

Please call the toll-free number 1-855-266-7243 and enter your midwife’s OnPage number to page.

Midwife Name

 

Stephanie Arsenault

Brigid Matheson

Marcia Geisterfer

Melissa Dorsay

Wendy Thomson

Lisa Middleton

Mianh Lamson

Jacquelyn Thorne

Robyn Berman

Emi Klemic

Jess Fahey

OnPage Number

78374626

274443626

627242626

6354772626

93639626

5472626

64264626

522783596626

76296626

364626

5377626

Please only use the pager system for urgent concerns. For non-urgent issues, please call the office and leave a message with Reception. Your midwife will call you back as soon as possible during business hours.

 

 
WHEN TO CALL IN LABOUR 

 

For a first baby, call when contractions are:

 

4 minutes apart, lasting

1 minute, for the past

1 hour,

unless your midwife has given you different instructions.

 

For a second (or more) baby, call when contractions are:

 

5 minutes apart, lasting

1 minute, for the past

1 hour,

unless your midwife has given you different instructions.

 

 

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS:
 

Prenatally:

 

  • Any vaginal bleeding

  • Headache that is not alleviated by usual treatments

  • Visual disturbances

  • Severe abdominal pain

  • Loss of fluid from the vagina

  • Decrease in fetal movement

  • Signs of preterm labour

  • Any other serious concern that cannot wait until the next day

 

 

Post Partum:

 

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding

  • Maternal fever >38°

  • Foul-smelling discharge

  • Baby concerns

  • Any other serious concern that cannot wait until the next day