Signs & Symptoms Associated With True Contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions are also known as false labour pains or practice contractions. Erika checked the baby’s heart rate and position regularly and I was so encouraged because contractions were getting longer and closer, and the baby was moving! After about two contractions like this, C. suggested that I change my position from being reclined in the tub to on my knees and upright (Definitely not on hands and knees as had been suggested earlier.

My contractions started at 10 minutes apart and weren’t very painful, and then were sporadic for the next few hours- 10 minutes, 6 minutes, 7 minutes. The easiest way to time contractions is to write down on paper the time each contraction starts and its duration, or count the seconds the actual contraction lasts, as shown in the example below.contractions

False contractions before the childbirth may cause slight discomfort, though appear to be irregular, short …

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