20Pretend Like It Hasn’t
Here’s the thing: It might be really easy to get yourself all kinds of worked up once those early contractions have started.
First of all, if you’ve never gone through labor and childbirth before, you really have no great way of gauging how far you still have to go, or how
much more intense it will all become before you really have to start doing something about it.
There is often no need, though, to become completely focused on the labor as soon as it has started.
Instead, in my experience, it can be helpful to just sort of go about your day — within reason.
Sure, I stayed close to home, but I also did things like watch TV, take a shower, and even try to sleep.