Whether this is your first baby, or your fifth baby... every pregnancy is different so it may be difficult to tell if you are really in labor. What are some of the common "warning signs"? What's the ideal way to count your contractions? And when should you leave home and head for the hospital?
When you first find out you're pregnant, you probably aren't thinking much about your cervix. But this tiny organ is already preparing for your baby. It softens, lengthens, elongates, dilates, thins, and does all sorts of interesting things right up to the moment your baby is born. Learn more about what causes these changes and what it means for your labor and delivery experience!