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Some parents start thinking about "babyproofing" their home around 35 weeks of pregnancy. Realistically, you do not need to worry about doing this until after your baby is born -- more than likely, he or she will not come home and stick a finger in an electrical outlet! You can babyproof your home gradually, as needed. Things to start thinking about include:
- Covering electrical outlets
- Removing choking hazards
- Installing smoke alarms
- Placing foam around hearths and edges of coffee tables
- Blocking off staircases (with a baby gate)
- Putting locks on cabinets.
Myth: If it is stormy out (or if there is a full moon), you are likely to go into labor.
When and how you go into labor is completely dependent upon your body, and a chain of events that occurs for your body to prepare for labor. It will happen when your body is ready.