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 your having painless contractions and are 1 centimeter dilated are you in labor?

no, I am 37w 2 days and I'm 80% effaced and 1 cm and they don't think I'll go into actually labor for at least another week if not more. your contractions are just getting your cervix ready for act... Read More »

Been having a lot of mild contractions 38 weeks pregnant is labor soon?

What you are experiencing is called Braxton-Hicks contractions. It is perfectly normal. It is the body's way of "practicing" for the real thing. As long as there is no constant pressure on the floo... Read More »

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?