What is a low risk pregnancy?

It is the usual pregnancy, which should be normal in a women with no risk factors that endanger her health or that of the baby. Nevertheless, this does not exclude the possibility that during the pregnancy some complications arise eventhough they might be less frequent than in high risk pregnancies.

What are the alarming signs during a pregnancy?

You should visit a health facility if you have:

  • Loss of blood from the vagina, regardless of the amount
  • Intense and continuous abdominal pain
  • Nausea and intense vomiting
  • A fever higher than 38 degrees
  • A sudden and pronounced reduction in urine
  • A stinging pain during urination
  • Sudden onset of puffiness in the face, hands or face
  • Intense dizziness and vision disorders such as flashes of light.
  • Strong and persistent headaches.
  • Loss of liquids from the vagina, accompanied or not by, genital stinging or itchiness.
  • Sudden change in the size of the uterus.
  • The absence of fetal movements, from 5 months.
  • Strong and intense contractions or very frequent contractions.

Can I be accompanied during my delivery?

CASA promotes accompanied deliveries.

All women in labor have the right to be accompanied so that the time of labor is diminished and family ties are improved. Women accompanied during deliveries have better experiences.

Assistance during labor can include emotional support, methods to relieve pain, information and defense. This assistance can improve the normal process of labor as well as the feeling of control and competence of the women and therefore reduce the need for interventions.

To whom can I give control of my prenatal needs and delivery assistance?

You have many options among health professional to provide you with prenatal care and receive pre-natal care:

- A technical midwife, who has graduated from a midwifery school, whose qualifications are recognized by competent educational authorities and who has the technical level to provide assistance to women with low risk.

-Gyneco-obstretic doctor with the education and specialized training to assist pregnancies of at-risk women.

-Obstetric nurse professional who in their training has specialized in maternal-child health and can provide assistance to women of low-risk.

The specialized professional who assists should make the woman feel comfortable, resolve all her doubts, create a trusting tie through excellent communication, established at the outset of their relationship..

Can I eat and drink liquids during labor?

The majority of healthy women can benefit from a light meal during labor. The prohibition of food and liquids is unnecessary for women in normal labor.

How do I know when I’m in labor?

Delivery takes place at the end of the pregnancy (after 9 months or 38-40 weeks of pregnancy) when the baby is ready to be born.

The length of labor will dépend on varias circumstances such as if it’s the first delivery or whether there have been prior deliveries.

Every delivery is different.


Signs that a birth is imminent.

  • The loss from the vagina of a small amount of mucus with blood
  • Rupture of the water (the loss of liquid different from urine.)
  • Contractions (the belly feels hard and can be painful in the area below the abdomen as well as the lower back.)
  • Check to confirm that one is in labor by examining the vagina.

Clinic Contact

Indalecio Allende #4, Colonia San Rafael (near Mercado Juan de Dios).


(415) 152 6181.

Emergency hours for obstetric care:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Prenatal consultation hours:
8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Saturdays)

Laboratory hours:
08:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sampling (Monday – Saturday)/ 13:00 a.m. -07:00 pm delivery of results

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