real contractions are not that hard to count. i didnt realize i was in real labor until i was as 3 minutes apart at home. i got at hospital dialated at an 8, i was falling to the floor and they got me in a real chair, i was a minute apart when i got there, i had to wait for everything to be set up and for the doctor, it was hard to dely. when you have pain were you are having a hard time walking or moving, thats when your close, everyone is different. the day before i thought okay, tomorrow is the day, i knew and some people have that. i did most my labor at home but leave for the hospital when they are 5 or 6 minutes apart and breath good, the baby needs the oxygen, do not tense up to, its hard not to but try. a bath helps as well and i did that and i also had to keep walking and moving around my home, i couldnt hold still, i had to wait for a ride so i had a stressful morning afternoon. you might get really tired a wk prior.
at 12:41 PM on Apr. 19, 2009