Does Nesting Mean Labor Is About To Begin? An Expert Explains

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For many pregnant moms, the nesting phase of pregnancy can provide calm and happiness, but also a bit of stress since the urge is usually known to come in the last stretches of pregnancy. You’re preparing and organizing for your newborn, knowing they’ll be in your arms soon, but does nesting mean labor is about to begin? Is there a way to actually calculate the timing? If you’re sorting your future baby’s onesies by color and brand, does that mean your water is just moments away from breaking? (Hey, another reason to ignore the laundry.)

According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), pregnant moms often get a sudden urge to prepare their home for the new baby, and this urge, known as nesting, is strongest in the last weeks of pregnancy, nearer to delivery. The APA explained that not all pregnant women experience nesting, and for the most part, there’s no…

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