This is probably the thing moms are most curious about as they approach their due date! When do I head into the hospital? When do I call the midwife at the birth center? How will I know it's really time? Whether you are birthing medicated or unmedicated, we have some excellent tips for you to know when it's time to get into the car and head to your birthplace, as well as when it's just fine to labor at home for a while. Of course, much of this will depend on your vision for your birth so we walk you through what the ideal birth looks like for you in order to pinpoint that right time.
3:20 - What happens if my water breaks? What if you want to stay at home? How do you know when you need to head in?
11:13 - What to look for so you know it's the right time to head in (depending on your goals for birth.) If you're wondering what contractions feel like and when to pay attention, we talk about that here.
20:12 - First-time moms, listen up. These are the magic numbers we use with our moms to help them know when it's go-time! But... there are some caveats so listen in.
23:44 - The benefits of working hard at home before you head into your birthplace are many. Trust yourself and your intuition and take the time to learn about all the ways to work through birth at home. Benefits include less intervention, lack of adrenaline interfering with contractions, and even savoring the special time with you and your partner and even other little ones before baby is here.