These 6 early labor tools will help you prepare for active labor when it starts!
Laboring at home is a safe and effective way to get into a good labor pattern before going to where you’ll birth. Get ready for labor and increase your chances of having a positive birth experience with these popular early labor tools. Post these tools wherever they’ll remind you to practice them before real labor begins!
Early labor is when your cervix dilates from 0-3 cm, but how do you know when that is? In early labor, your contractions likely won’t fall into a pattern, and they won’t last very long—so there’s little that the nurses where you’ll birth can do for you that you can’t do for yourself at home.
Early labor is over when your contractions are 5 minutes apart, lasting 1 minute each for at least an hour, and they don’t stop if you lay down or eat or drink something. When this happens, get going to where you’ll give birth.
Still, every labor is unique, and these are guidelines. If you feel you need to get to a healthcare facility, go!
Post these tips where you’ll be reminded to practice them:
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