During the last four weeks of your pregnancy you should watch for signs of labor: You do not need to call the office or the hospital first, but instead should go directly to Labor and Delivery,
IF: You are having regular, painful and timeable contractions, 5 minutes apart for over one hour.
IF: Your bag of water has broken or is leaking. Do not wait for contractions to begin if you may be leaking fluid.
IF: You have a gush or flow of blood. However, a slight bloody discharge (bloody show) is not of concern and does not need to be evaluated.