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FAQs on Labor Contractions

FAQs on Labor Contractions

Labor contractions can be manageable for some and unbearably painful for others. During labor, contractions come and go as the muscles of the uterus shorten and thicken in preparation for the delivery of your baby. Many women experience Braxton Hicks contractions (rehearsal contractions) some weeks before their due date, which is painless in comparison. Undoubtedly labor pain is painful but it is also true that our bodies are designed to cope with it.

What are labor contractions and why do they happen?

How is early labor contraction different from active labor contraction?

What is false labor?

I have heard that labor contractions can really hurt. What do they feel like?

How to tell from the contractions if I am in true labor?

What are Braxton Hicks contractions and why do they occur?

Are there trigger forces for Braxton Hicks contractions or are they spontaneous. How do I stay comfortable when I am having them?

How do I time my contractions?

What is the 5-1-1 or 3-1-1 guideline for timing contractions all about?

Being pregnant for the first time can you tell me what the active labor phase is like?

What are second and third stage contractions?

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