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Early Labor

At Home

Sometimes the early stages of labor can take several hours. If you are full-term and in the early stages of labor, consider doing the following things:

  • Finish packing your hospital bag (visit What to Bring to the Hospital)
  • Watch a movie
  • Take a warm shower or soak in a warm bath
  • Take a walk, try the mall
  • Read
  • Try to sleep

Call your doctor right away if:

  • You think your water has broken
  • You are bleeding
  • Your contractions are very uncomfortable or have been coming every five minutes for an hour

At the Hospital

However, if you happen to be at the hospital when going into early labor, be aware of these other valuable tips and services:

  • Aromatherapy or massage (have your nurse call the Integrative Medicine department)
  • Music (you may bring your own)
  • Birthing ball
  • Visitors are welcome
  • Play a game that your brought from home
  • Food and drinks in the nutrition center and cafeteria; be sure to check with your nurse for locations and what you can eat
  • ATMs are available

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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