You think you're in labor
You can time your contractions from the beginning of one to the beginning of the next.
You should not take any medications unless instructed by your doctor. If you feel like eating and drinking, go ahead, unless you anticipate a cesarean birth. Light meals and fluids are important for energy later in labor.
Be sure you have asked your physician when he/she wants to be called when your labor starts. Please notify the Family Birth Center charge nurse when you plan to come to the hospital, (831) 625-4773.
Review and finalize your birth plan.
If you have children at home, confirm arrangements for their care while you're away.
Make sure you have packed clothing and diapers for the baby's homecoming.
Place your newborn's car seat in the car so it is ready to bring the baby home.