I have recently discovered a wonderful place in my city of residence.
You can go, and stay, and the workers there take care of you. Often approaching you just to see if they can get you a glass of water. You have your own bed, and a couch in your room. There is free cable TV, and your own personal bathroom. This room also comes equipped with a personal phone, free snacks for visitors, all you can eat Popsicles, multiple light settings, and a fancy yoga ball to bounce on to your heart's content. Oh, and they have large windows giving you a great view of the city. Doesn't this sound like a place you want to go?
Well, there is one catch.
You have to be in labor. Oh, and progressing.
Just early labor and slow progression isn't enough. They'll kick you out for that.
How do I know this? Cause I have been there TWICE in the past 3 weeks. They are very nice, and each time I am told... "Yeah, you have regular contractions 3-5 minutes apart... but... uh... we're not sure why you're not progressing, so we'll send you home."
Baby keeps toying with me. She's all "Hey, Mom, I'm gonna come visit!" Then after 5 hours of regular painful contractions she decides, "Actually, this is kind of warm and comfy... maybe I'll stay here a bit longer."
Well, Baby, I'm at 37 weeks. That means FULL TERM. There is no reason to be an over achiever and aim for a full 40 weeks. 37 will do. In fact, I think 37 weeks and 1 day is the perfect time to be born. Ready, Set, GO!
I need to be in that nice, fancy room again. :)