How will I Know?
It may sound like a silly question, but it's one that most new mothers ask themselves in the final weeks. Fear that you might suddenly come into labour and end up giving birth in the middle of the supermarket vegetable isle may be keeping you indoors. But don't worry. The vast majority of first births are fairly slow affairs, with an obvious build up of symptoms that are easy to recognize. These include: 1. Nesting instinct (a strong urge to get everything spick and span for the arrival) 2. A show (vaginal mucus discharge from the cervical plug) 3. Contractions (localized pain and cramping that comes at regular intervals around your abdomen, pelvic area and/or lower back, getting stronger and more frequent over a number of hours).Read How will I know I'm in labour?