There's really no way to know in advance how long your labor will last. In the early stage of labor, often referred to as "latent," your contractions will be anywhere from five to 20 minutes apart and your cervix opens up to 3 or 4 centimeters.
You will be admitted to a private room and encouraged to walk around, rock on a birthing ball, or simply recline in bed watching your flatscreen television or listening to music. The choice is completely yours. Our goal is to keep you as relaxed and comfortable as possible.