Active Labor

As these mild contractions begin to get stronger and prevent you from holding a conversation, you are likely moving into the active phase. It is in this active phase that you will want to get to your birthing place, be that at home, in the hospital or elsewhere. You will want to focus on breathing through each rush and giving your energy to your baby. This is a good time to continue moving and getting into any position that feels comfortable for you – walking, sitting, crawling, whatever facilitates baby’s journey.

See other stages of labor.