Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy | Mercy

What’s happening during my pregnancy?

Find out how your baby is growing month by month with our interactive Healthy Pregnancy Guide.

When should I call my doctor?

Call your physician immediately if:

  • Vaginal bleeding occurs
  • Your water breaks
  • You have six or more contractions per hour before 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • There is a major change in the baby's movement
  • Any of your body signals are of concern to you

How should I prepare for my baby’s birth at Mercy?

I’m having a cesarean section. What should I do to prepare?

There are special classes and instructions for women who are having a planned cesarean birth. Download our preparation guide now.

How can I get a physician referral?

  • Find an Obstetrician: 1-888-700-7171
  • Find a Pediatrician: 1-866-416-4664

How can I get help with breastfeeding?

National resources for nursing mothers include: