When it comes to delivering a healthy, happy baby, there are no silly questions. Obviously, a main concern for most expecting moms and dads surround how to know when labor is actually happening in order to get to the hospital on time. However, there are many other commonly asked questions surrounding childbirth that may surprise you, but make total sense to an overwhelmed mom-to-be.
So without further adieu, here are the ten most frequently asked questions about labor…
1. How do I know when it’s time to go to the hospital?
This is the most common question for first-time parents (dads are always a little jumpy about the timing). Having been in contact with your doctor or midwife, they will coach you through the process and help alleviate your fears concerning hospital timing. If you don’t have an existing medical issue, hospital staff will typically send you home if you arrive too early. Most new moms will be advised that it’s time to go to the hospital when contractions are 3-4 minutes apart, one-minute long, for at least one hour in duration.