So many women want to know, “How will I know if I'm in labor?!"

We'll cover that in this lesson, as well as what happens in early labor—the fun part of labor!

Be sure to check out the contraction log we've included in your workbook, so you can keep track of your contractions once they start.

Or, you can download an app for your phone, like the one we share here. Stopwatch not included ;)

Lesson 2: What happens when labor begins?


Additional reading for this lesson—

  1. The 5 signs that mean you're really in labor
  2. What doulas want you to know about giving birth
  3. GBS- how it will affect my birth
  4. 7 things to think about when you go past your due date
  5. Your rights in labor

Read our book!

The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama is the pregnancy book women have been asking for. Inspired by our community and written by Diana Spalding (our midwife, who teaches this birth class), this book will guide you through every aspect of this journey with warmth and love.


The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama


You can order The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama at your favorite retailer:

Your birth class lessons—

Lesson 1: How your body in labor + the birth process works

Lesson 2: What happens when labor begins?

Lesson 3: What you need to know about active labor + pushing

Lesson 4: Your coping skills for labor + delivery (you've got this)

Lesson 5: How to handle interventions with ease

Lesson 6: Owning your birth preferences + dealing with fear

Lesson 7: How to rock your postpartum

Pregnancy + birth podcast:

Listen to Becoming Mama™: A Pregnancy and Birth Podcast by Motherly

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