With a first infant it can be both exciting and difficult to grasp the reality of a new life. Having one or two personal support people may be a good idea for helping with relaxation and breathing or fetching a glass of ice water, however having a crowd of eager relatives or younger children or a video team may distract or add worries that needn't exist if fewer people were present. Everyone is different though. Who should be in the delivery room is a question to consider in advance along with packing a few clothes and other supplies to have ready whenever labor becomes a pattern of contractions every ten minutes or whatever your healthcare provider recommended.
Plan your route to the delivery facility and leave enough time to drive safely. It is important to remain calm and arrive in one piece. Labor can be sudden as is seen in television shows but more typically there is time to look at the sunset. Nigh time does seem to be a common time for labor to occur. Time the contractions and plan some time for the drive to the hospital or other care facility.
Labor may begin at night, driving safely is important, precious cargo!
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