Some call it ‘labour land’, some ‘the zone’, some speak of a personal bubble. Whatever you call it, at some point in your labour you will withdraw to this place. Avoid anything that will take you out of the zone, such as people you don’t feel comfortable with, or interruptions. Being asked questions can also draw you out of this place, so consider making sure your partner is prepared to speak for you. And don’t fear the zone – many women love this place and find they feel strong and vital in it.