Once you reach the hospital, you’re probably excited, anxious and impatient all at the same time. Find out what you can expect once you’re there and how you can prepare yourself.
When you first arrive at the hospital, you will probably be taken into a room for mums-to-be who’ve just arrived, so you can be assessed. A doctor will take you through a series of checks and tests. It may be your own doctor or it may not- it all depends on the arrangement you have agreed on with your healthcare professional beforehand. Throughout this process, your baby will be monitored in order to ensure they are in the best health. Your doctor will have all the details on your pregnancy recorded, so if you have any questions, do not hesitate to learn more.
If you’re in early labour it may be better to go home again and wait for the contractions to get stronger. If you’re very close to the due date, you may be given a bed on the early labour ward and move into a delivery room as your labour progresses. If you’re in full labour, you’ll be taken straight to a delivery room.
You’ll still be able to tell the doctor about your birth plan but make sure you have it in hand and that your partner is well-informed about your choices too, because things may be moving more quickly at this stage.
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