Labour is the first stage of the process of childbirth followed by the delivery of the baby (ending of a pregnancy by one or more babies leaving a woman’s uterus by a vaginal passage) taking place. The most prominent sign of labour is strong repetitive uterine contractions. The distress levels reported by labouring women vary widely. They appear to be influenced by fear and anxiety levels, experience with prior childbirth, cultural ideas of childbirth and pain, mobility during labour, and the support received during labour. The onset of labour can be defined with various factors that include regular uterine contractions at least every six minutes with evidence of change in cervical dilation or cervical effacement between consecutive digital examinations, regular contractions occurring less than 10 min apart and progressive cervical dilation or cervical effacement, and at least 3 painful regular uterine contractions during a 10-minute period, each lasting more than 45 seconds. For complete obstetric or neonatal care, schedule a visit with us.