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The most common answer to this question is either ‘extremely painful’ or ‘not so bad’. As labour progresses, the contractions build up into longer, more regular pains which peak before easing off and then starting again. You may have had contractions throughout your pregnancy, particularly towards the end. If there are no pathologies and amniotic fluids are clean there is no necessity to cause the contractions.contractionscontractions

For some women, contractions are regular and painful from the start, from when the cervix starts to open (dilate). In any case these contractions are helping you get closer to birthing your baby. When your contractions last 30-60 seconds and occur every five minutes, call your midwife for guidance.contractions

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 …

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