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 What happens during labor contractions?

Answer 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 »
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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 »
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How do you know your in labor if your contractions are not painful?

Labor contractions are painful and you can't ignore them. If they are not painful then they are just Braxton Hicks.
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