How do you time true labor contractions?

Answer You start the timing at the begining of one contraction until the pain stops, and time how long it lasts. This shows how long the contractions are, but in order to get the correct time apart for ea... Read More »

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

If you had true labor contractions last night and they stopped will they be back soon?

True labor will not usually stop. Labor that stops is, by definition, false labor. False labor is common, especially in a second or third (or fourth, etc.) pregnancy. These contractions, however... Read More »

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 »

If you are 38 weeks and have been having irregular contractions 10-15 mins apart from 730 last night to 2pm today - part of mucus plug lost but no blood these are painful contractions - is it time?

AnswerYou should call your doctor ASAP!! Good luck and God Bless:)