Early Labor: My Labor has Started! Now What?!
By far, one of the most frequently asked questions from students in regard to labor is, "How do I know if I am really in labor?" Followed by, "If it is really labor, then what do I do?" OK, let's tackle the first question. As silly as it may sound, you will know it really is labor when the contractions do not stop. They typically start out feeling like menstrual cramp- like sensations that are perceivable for about 30-45 seconds. You may notice these crampy feelings coming somewhere... read more