Maggie, saw that you are a week past due. When my wife gave birth in June, she was too, and I was annoyed that I didn’t REALLY know when to take her to the hospital. And I didn’t want to be calling the midwives 53 times. They gave me a simple rule, 4-1-1. So I looked at the clock every time she had a contraction and wrote down the time and how long it lasted. Because we live 40 minutes away from the hospital, I needed to anticipate when to leave so that we didn’t leave too late. Because I’d collected the data, we arrived at the right time to be there. You don’t want to be early, because the earlier you get to the hospital, the more exposure you have to their annoying stuff! Plus it gave me, the father, a useless third wheel, something constructive to do.
Congratulations in advance, and hang in there. You’ll do great!