Contraction Counter

Published September 21, 2017
Think you might be going into labor? Keep track of your contractions with our easy-to-use Contraction Counter. Click the "start timing" button or press your return key when your contraction begins and again when your contraction ends — we'll take care of the rest.

Labor and delivery info

Q: What are signs that I'm going into labor?

A: You've been anticipating this moment for the last nine months; no wonder you're worried about missing the early signs. So how to be sure it's time to grab the overnight bag and head to the hospital? Look for these signs of imminent labor...

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Q: What should I really pack my hospital bag? I've seen tons of lists, but they are all so long — I doubt I'll need half that stuff.

A: Forget all those other (excessive) checklists — this is the only one you'll need, we promise. Have your bags (one for you, one for baby)...

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Q: Do I need to bring a birth plan to the hospital? What should be in it?

A: While much of what happens during delivery is way beyond your (or anyone's!) control, creating a birth plan will at least make your wishes clear. Definitely talk the plan over with your doc...

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