Since the word contract means to squeeze together, it seems only logical that a contraction is two words made shorter by placing an apostrophe where letters have been omitted. I started taking Ease Magnesium oil a few weeks ago and I’ve noticed a dramatic difference. Some writers use less common contractions when they want to represent a particular style of speech. On the blog Giving Birth with Confidence , women share their experiences with how contractions in active labor feel.
Contractions are often described as a cramping or tightening sensation that starts in the back and moves around to the front in a wave-like manner. Some women describe contractions as strong menstrual cramps Unlike false labor contractions or Braxton Hicks contractions , true labor contractions do not stop when you change your position or relax.
An example is a series of three contractions lasting between 30 and 45 seconds and coming 10, seven and then 15 minutes apart. Contractions are increasingly strong but you haven’t yet reached 38 weeks (you may be experiencing preterm labor ). These contractions tend to come and go unpredictably and tend to show up in the afternoon or evening.
To be considered ‘effective’ contractions need to occur 3:10 or more and last for 45 seconds or more. After that long two weeks of watching him go on and off the vent, his belly fill with fluid, and organs gradually shutting down, we knew that further medical intervention would only prolong the inevitable.
I think I used up more tears in the first few weeks after the surgery than I used up in the first 56 years of my life! Contractions are measured according to how often they occur in a 10 minute period and are recorded as 2:10, 3:10, 4:10 etc. And a first time mother who birth her baby with mostly 10 minute spaces between contractions.