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  1. This is such a great post about labor & delivery. Leading up to the birth of my baby girl, I was most worried about when I should go to the hospital. Luckily I had no early labor. I woke up in the middle of the night randomly and timed my contractions. They were constant for an hour, I woke up my husband and we headed to the hospital. 15 hours later, my beautiful baby girl was born! Great post!

    1. Thank you, Brittany! Aww congrats on your baby girl! 15 hours isn’t bad for a first labor!

  2. Oh my goodness! This resource is incredible! You clear define all these terms and give this valuable information in a way for moms to easily follow! Your experience as a nurse really has made you the perfect authority for this topic! I especially love when you said “Adequate contractions will stop you in your tracks, take your breath away, and demand your attention every single time. You won’t be able to talk and breathe normally through active labor contractions. This is such a great point and an awesome way to figure out if your labor is the REAL DEAL!


    1. Thank you, Suzannah! YES! Real labor contractions cannot be compared to anything else!

  3. This is such an awesome post! You did a great job covering it all, not always easy with so much variables etc. Babies always seem to have a mind of their own!

  4. This is a very helpful post. I wish I had something this detailed when I was nearing labor with my son. I was so nervous 22 months ago and kept second-guessing if I was in labor. I like that you said to trust your instincts. This is one lesson I definitely learned from giving birth. Even as new mothers we are gifted with incredible instincts.

  5. This is such a helpful article for the new mom. When you have no clue what to expect this is great. I’ll have to share with my new mommas.

  6. This was definitely a stressful call for me with my son. I went to work that day and felt pain but nothing regular. I just felt off. I even downloaded an app to time them but it told me I was doing something wrong….I was most definitely in labor! LOL

  7. This was so tricky for me. I kept calling my doctor and he kept saying it was too early. Finally, I was in so much pain we went in only to find I was 7cm dilated and 5 minutes after I arrived my water broke and I went to 9 cm! So glad I went in then. 🙂

  8. Amber Hurley says:

    Really loved reading this! I was in labor for 10 hours with both my girls.

  9. I love that you are helping new moms! When I went into labor, at first, I didn’t know that I was having contractions, but unfortunately for me I had back labor so I found out pretty quick.

  10. Such a great guide for third trimester Mama’s! Thank you for sharing!

  11. April E. Stroer says:

    This is so helpful!! I definitely could’ve used this when I was pregnant!! Thanks for sharing

  12. Lucy Graham says:

    What a great post! I found this when I was looking online to confirm that the timing of my contractions meant I was in labor and we should go to the hospital. Yup! 😉 Thank you so much!

  13. Just came across this post – my sister is currently in labor and as someone who is not a mom (and is living in a different state), I wanted to know what was going on given only the little info I have about her and her contractions. Thanks for all of this, it’s nice to have a little more information without having to pester her!

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