Did you know that you can sometimes combine two words into one by contracting them? Benson told him he had the best Mommy in the world and promised that he would take care of me. I will never forget the words he whispered to Luke that day. Everything looked good, contractions were still happening regularly, but laboring had become less intense as the morning went on. I felt a little discouraged and aimless.
As the contractions get stronger and more painful, you can try relaxation and breathing exercises – your birth partner can help by doing these with you. If you’ve passed the 40-week mark and are officially overdue , you might be wondering how you can start contractions and get this show on the road, already.
These contractions cause the upper part of the uterus (fundus) to tighten and thicken while the cervix and lower portion of the uterus stretch and relax, helping the baby pass from inside the uterus and into the birth canal for delivery. For most women, this means taking normal breaths as the contractions build and then pushing when it becomes irresistible.
Contractions are considered regular when the duration and frequency are stable over a period of time. I was 38 weeks 6 days pregnant and our doctor felt it would be best to induce labor so that I would not go on my own and not be near an equipped hospital.
By adding body balancing now, the baby has an increased chance of ideal positioning later at 34 weeks and beyond. I have to go to hospital for blood tests next week and another scan in a couple of weeks. However, there are cases when pregnancy may proceed up to 41, 42 and even 43 weeks.