How do I know when it is time to take my partner to hospital in labour? I’m worried about getting it wrong and either going in stupidly early, or far too late with the baby being born in the passenger seat on the way!

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This is a common question, as many expectant dads worry about these exact scenarios – so you are definitely not alone in thinking about these possibilities!

There are several signs for when it is time to make the trip to hospital which it would be useful to familiarise yourself with in advance How do I know she is in labour?

To reassure you, you are far more likely to arrive at the hospital/call the midwife out in loads of time than have an unexpected home birth, although without doubt it does happen occasionally. Here is the lowdown on what to do if it did happen Mr Midwife

If you do go into hospital too early, then it will just be suggested that you go home for a while longer – no one will think you or your partner are silly, this happens all the time. After all it is hard to know when it is the right time, especially when it is your first baby and you have never done this before!

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