True Labor vs. False Labor
Early Signs of Labor:
Characteristics of true and false labor contractions.
Regular, usually happens 4-6 minutes apart as they become closer together. Lasts 30-70 seconds
Irregular, don’t show signs of consistency or becoming closer together
Consistently increase in strength as time goes on, vaginal pressure likely to increase
Weak, usually do not gain strength as time goes on, can begin strong then weaken as time passes
Amount of Pain
Starts in the back and moves forward
Usually only felt in the front of the abdomen
Changing positions has no effect on pain, strength or frequency
Inconsistent, may stop or slow down when you walk, lie down, increase fluids or change positions in any other way
Did you know?
1.) There was a Greek Goddess of Childbirth?
Her name was Eileithyia and she was often depicted wielding a torch, to represent the burning pains of childbirth, or with her arms raised into the air to bring the child to the light.
2.) That breastfeeding DOES NOT make your boobs saggy?!
Pregnancy alone affects the shape of your boobs so you might as well breastfeed! It’s one of the healthiest thing you can do for your baby!