All About Labor Pain – Labor Pain Symptoms | Braxton Hicks | False Labor | Water Break | Mucus Plug
Its 36 weeks and you are officially 9 months Pregnant. Yay !! Now your mind searches for any possible signs of labor and believe me any slight change seems like a green signal for labor and your mind goes into thinking that anytime you have to rush to hospital.
Today we are going to understand everything about the labor – labor pain symptoms, signs to look for upcoming labor, Braxton Hicks, false labor and everything.
When labor pain starts ?
Every woman and her pregnancy is different than the other but commonly one can start feeling labor pain between 37 weeks to 42 weeks.
Signs that labor is 24 to 48 hours away ?
You may have tightening sensation in your abdomen
Your Water Breaks – Commonly after water breaks women goes into labor within 24 hours.
You may lose Mucus plug ,some might see mucus plug at 37 weeks or some may see it on the day or couple days before baby’s due date. In general, it is commonly believed that after losing mucus plug you may be going into labor after 1 or 2 weeks.[Warning – Graphic image included]
You may have server lower back pain
You may have period cramps – moderate/lower intensity cramps at start ,then they increases to higher intensity period like cramps
- What is contraction ? OR
- How a contraction feels like ? – Contraction is tightening and relaxing movements of muscle in the uterus.
Labor Pain Difference –
- Difference between False Labor and True labor ? OR
- How to distinguish between True labor pain and false labor pain ?
False Labor – Before your due date, if you notice contractions that are coming and going with no consistent pattern ,irregular pattern pain felt only on the front side of the body and changes intensity like getting less intense with walking or changing position then this indicates False Labor. This contraction widely known as BRAXTON HICKS.
True Labor – If your contractions are coming every 5 to 10 minutes apart and lasting 30 to 70 seconds long. The pain is so strong that you can not walk or talk through it and you feel the pain in your belly as well as your back, then this are classical signs of True Labor.
Hopefully now you understand what are signs and symptoms of labor pain symptoms.
Though the pain is extremely unbearable – Always Remember ,labor pain is pain that is helping your body pushing out you little one into the world and you are just few hours away from meeting your baby.
Embrace your Pain, listen to your body closely and let it guide you towards the destination.