For some women, there may be benefits to staying home during early labour, such as avoiding medicines or procedures. If you get tired during early labor, your entire labor and delivery will be sabotaged and you can just forget having an easy birth. Something was clearly different. Then the situation got hairy. Thank you for sharing our content. During early labor, you will most likely experience irregular contractions that are mild enough that they do not interfere with your normal activities. Braxton Hicks can begin as early as the second trimester. Her husband describes how important the doula was for him. Contractions usually start in the lower back and move to the front of the abdomen. They get stronger and closer together over time.