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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

True or False Labor?

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?

False labor
-contractions are often irregular & do not get closer.
True labor
-contractions come at regular intervals & last about 30-70 seconds. As time goes on, they get closer together.

2.Do they change with movement?

False labor
-contractions may stop when you walk or rest, or may even stop if you change positions.
True labor
-contractions continue despite movement or changing positions.

3.How strong are they?

False labor

-contractions are usually weak & do not get much stronger. or they may be stronger at first & then get weaker.
True labor
-contractions steadily increase in strength.

4.Where do you feel the pain?

False labor
-contractions are usually only felt in the front of the abdomen or pelvic region
True labor
-contractions usually start in the lower back & move to the front of the abdomen.