How do I know if I am having real labor contractions?

Answer Answer The only way to know is if your cervix is actually dilating.

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If you had such strong braxton hicks contractions last night that you thought it was the real thing does that mean real labor is close?

Answer No, braxton hicks just help your uterus prepare but it does not mean you are close to delivery trust me I have been there too sweetie.

Contractions are intermittent painless uterine contractions that are not true labor pains?

How can you be 4 and a half cm dilated effaced and in active labor but not be feeling any severely intense labor contractions?

Answer Because you are very lucky! All women are different. Some dilate to higher numbers and 100% effaced and don't feel a thing. Just luck of the draw. It doesn't mean anything is wrong or that t... Read More »

What happens during labor contractions?

During a contraction, the infant experiences intense pressure that pushes it against the cervix, eventually forcing the cervix to stretch open. At the same time, the contractions cause the cervix t... Read More »