It began on the Evening of 27th June 2017, it appeared the labour was on the cards for that night. Contractions had started and were coming in fast and strong. We sat at home timing them and breathing through them, these were definitely the real deal. After an hour and a half of regular contractions we decided to ring the hospital as they say you should do. The midwife on the phone told us it was best to come in for the check ups. After arranging childcare and getting a lift to the hospital we made our way to the maternity ward where we were quickly seen by a midwife.