Getting To The
Hospital On Time
When do you go to the hospital?? That is the big question!
Most first time big bellies go to the hospital too early when
they're in labor with their first baby. Who wouldn’t??
There are times when us big bellies are even sent back home
which can be very discouraging.
The first thing is
that you should maintain close communication with your health
care provider throughout your labor.
Tracy Hartley of
www.bestdoulas.com gives the 4-1-1 on when to go to the
That’s right, just remember “4-1-1.”
When your contractions are 4 minutes apart,
lasting for 1 minute and they continue that way
for 1 hour, IT’S TIME to go to the hospital.
Tracy also explains that a laboring woman needs to consume at
least 8 oz of fluid AND 120 calories every hour lest she become
dehydrated and lose her energy to labor effectively.
Tracy Hartley loves being a Belly Scooper and is a member of DASC (Doula
Association of Southern California). She has participated in
more than 100 births.
TOO CAN BE A BELLY SCOOPER!
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