Worried that you may fall asleep one night and wake up to a baby on the bed? You don’t have to worry (or wish) because it’s highly unlikely that you’ll sleep through labor. There are rare exceptions but in most cases, a mother will be fully awakened by regular contractions.
Although it’s possible (and recommended) to sleep during early labor, once contractions become closer together and more painful, you’ll almost certainly wake up. Some women also wake up when their waters break, although this can happen 24 or more hours before labor begins.
Labor is an intense experience which involves both mental and physical stamina. Those first few heavy contractions are guaranteed to wake you up and usually with more than enough time to call your medical carer.