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Labour Line - Maternity Matters Dorset

Labour Line - Maternity Matters Dorset logo

Labour Line is open 24 hours a day, so if you are unsure whether your labour has started or you have any concerning symptoms, it’s best to call.

  • Your waters break

  • You’re bleeding

  • You have unexplained abdominal pain

  • Your baby is moving less than usual, or the pattern of movements has changed

  • You’re less than 37 weeks pregnant and think you might be in labour

  • You feel unwell or feverish

  • You are unsure or worried about your labour, yourself or your baby

Some women will need to go into hospital at the beginning of their labour rather than staying at home. Your consultant or midwife will tell you if this is the case and advise you to call Labour Line if you think your labour has started.

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Venue/Contact Details
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.