Emergency care for pregnant women

Before the 22nd week of pregnancy

If you’re less than 22+0 weeks pregnant and coming to specialised care, you need a referral from your maternity clinic, health centre, or basic health care emergency clinic. Patients who have been referred to specialised emergency care are referred to either the gynecological outpatient clinic or delivery ward according to the weeks of pregnancy and the time of day.

Before 22+0 weeks of pregnancy, your primary place of care is your health centre or basic health care emergency clinic. After their opening hours, you can call the centralised on-call services for more advice, tel. +358 100 84 884.
During the night, centralised emergency services for all municipalities (excluding Jämsä and Kuhmoinen) are provided in Central Finland Central Hospital.

After the 22nd week of pregnancy

After 22+0 weeks of pregnancy, you don’t need a referral to come to the delivery ward, if you’re experiencing the following symptoms:

  • regular, painful contractions at least every 10 minutes
  • bleeding
  • your waters break (suspected breaking of water can be confirmed in your maternity clinic or health centre within 12 h of the suspected breaking)
  • onset of labour
  • fetal movements don’t feel normal
  • blood pressure and symptoms of pre-eclampsia (headache, blurry vision, abdominal pain, extreme nausea)

You can call the delivery ward’s on-call midwife for more advice, tel. +358 14 269 1204