How will I know when it’s time to go to the hospital to give birth?


During early labour, it can be difficult to judge just how quickly things are moving. Standard advice suggests you head to the hospital when your contractions are strong, last about a minute each, and have been coming every 4 – 5 minutes for an hour or two. You should time your contractions from the beginning of one to the beginning (not the end) of the next. A contraction is considered “strong” if it is nearly impossible for you to talk through it.

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