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Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

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Preparing for labor: At home

Like each child, each labor is different, but much is the same: it's hard work, it's worth preparing for, and it will be a little different than every other labor.

Remember that your due date is an estimate, not an exact prediction. It's perfectly normal to give birth three weeks early or 10 days late. Most babies are born between 37 and 42 weeks.