Hardening- The entire abdomen will become rock-hard Tightening- An internal sense of constriction Pressure- In the pelvic area; it can feel as if the baby is heading downward
In real labor, overtime, the following will apply — Contractions become:
Stronger- they become more intense Longer- they last 30-60 seconds Closer- they come in much closer proximity
(Braxton-Hickes or 'practice contractions' are short, 5-10 seconds long, and come intermittently, 1-4 in a day.)
Any other tips from you who have been in labor?
Sarah McMoyler RN www.mcmoylermethod.com
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0 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:Are These Real Labor Contractions?The signs and symptoms to watch for include:<br /><br />Hardening- The entire abdomen will become rock-hard <br />Tightening- An internal sense of constriction<br />Pressure- In the pelvic area; it can feel as if the baby is heading downward<br /><br />In real labor, overtime, the following will apply — Contractions become:<br /><br />Stronger- they become more intense<br />Longer- they last 30-60 seconds<br />Closer- they come in much closer proximity<br /><br />(Braxton-Hickes or 'practice contractions' are short, 5-10 seconds long, and come intermittently, 1-4 in a day.) <br /><br />Any other tips from you who have been in labor?<br /><br />Sarah McMoyler RN<br />www.mcmoylermethod.com
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