Quoting Radame N Angela Robles:" well i figured i would stay home until im about ready to go cus i hate hospital.. so labor starts when? I know!! im clueless but my first was induction so i dont know what to expect."
Quoting Jas ♥:" You really have no business checking yourself. Sorry. You can labor at home for as long as you like ... [snip!] ... something you should be speaking with your doctor about. No one on BG is a doctor. We have plenty of nurses but no doctors."
Quoting luvmy2grlz&boy!:" Exactly what the other Mom's said. No need to check yourself. The Dr.'s and hospitals usually say, depending ... [snip!] ... due until January 1st, you have lots, and lots of time before you need to be worrying about it. Your due date is an estimate!"
Quoting Radame N Angela Robles:" Ok cool and my hospital is about 20 minutes away with good traffic"
Quoting luvmy2grlz&boy!:" You'll also be able to judge on the time of day that you're in labour as to how long it will take you to get there. You will be most comfortable labouring at home as long as possible. "
Quoting PhukinA!:" There is no need to check yourself.Dilation will not tell you when labor will start or how long labor ... [snip!] ... but you can research it yourself. If you do it make sure to wash your hands well before and after even if you wear gloves."