Keep Calm and Labor On: All You Need to Know About Early Labor

After 41 long weeks, you're finally having regular contractions and you have come to the conclusion that you are, in fact, in labor! Yippee! Now what? It's likely too early to head to the hospital or birth center. And it's likely that you have several hours of this ahead (especially if it's your first baby). What's an excited -- but contracting -- person to do? Lamaze can answer all of your questions about early labor with an infographic

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For more early labor resources, check out "What to Do When You're in Early Labor" and "When to Head to the Hospital in Labor." 

How did you stay calm in early labor? What activities helped the most?


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