The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Some other simplified pronunciations of common word groups, which can equally be described as cases of elision, may also be considered (non-standard) contractions (not enshrined into the written standard language, but frequently expressed in written form anyway), such as wanna for want to, gonna for going to, y’all for you all, ya’ll for ya all in the South, and others common in colloquial speech.

In speech, we often pronounce could’ve, should’ve, and would’ve in a way that sounds identical to could of,” should of,” and would of.” But you should never write could of, should of, or would of. Remember, could’ve, should’ve, and would’ve are contractions that mean could have, should have, and would have.

Used through to 9cm dialated So easy to use, I wanted to labor at home as long as possible- once contractions started they were 4 minutes apart and I was able to keep track easily through to 2-3 minutes apart and got to the hospital at 9.5cm dilated.

This is probably based both on the common knowledge that Norwegian has a more widespread use of letters like F , K and S ; disfavouring letters like C , Q , X and digraphs like PH (compared to English , Portuguese , Spanish , French , German , Swedish and Danish , which are (some of) the languages Norwegians are most familiar with); and that most Norwegians are so familiar with the Norwegian language that they don’t realise the great difference between the written and spoken language.contractionscontractions

Afterwards i questioned my reaction to the pain, somehow internalizing the judgement that the contractions must have not been real, because i was not progressing..I also didn’t understand how things could shift so dramatically from one midwife to the next.contractions