I️ LOVE this photo!
For women that plan to birth in a hospital, a lot of the hard work leading up to coming to the hospital is done at home with the support of their birth partner.
Early labour (before 4cm dilated) is HARD work. It’s long, relentless and tiresome.
Your cervix needs to shorten before it can start to open. The BEST place for early labour is at home, where you’re comfortable and feel safe.
Try your best to ignore it. Walk, shower, bath, cook, eat, watch a movie- anything distracting for as long as you can before you give into those strong surges that will bring your babe into the world 💪🏼