True or False Labor? how to determine which is which?To figure out if the contractions you are feeling are the real thing, ask yourself the following question :
1. How often do the contractions occur?
-contractions are often irregular & do not get closer.
-contractions come at regular intervals & last about 30-70 seconds. As time goes on, they get closer together.
2.Do they change with movement?
-contractions may stop when you walk or rest, or may even stop if you change positions.
-contractions continue despite movement or changing positions.
3.How strong are they?
-contractions are usually weak & do not get much stronger. or they may be stronger at first & then get weaker.
-contractions steadily increase in strength.
4.Where do you feel the pain?
-contractions are usually only felt in the front of the abdomen or pelvic region
-contractions usually start in the lower back & move to the front of the abdomen.