18th November 2019

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What is the difference between real and false labor?

False labor pains are called “Braxton Hicks” contractions. These contractions help soften and thin your cervix. They tend to happen more often as you get closer to your due date (2 to 4 weeks before birth). Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between false labor and true labor.

Beside this, how long can you have false labor contractions?

How long can false labor last? I'm 37 weeks and was awakened by painful contractions and constant lower back pain over 20 hours ago. Contractions are sporadic every 5-10 minutes lasting 30-70 seconds, not getting stronger but definitely no relief.

What are the signs of going into Labour?

Below Ludka discusses six common signs to look for when the baby might be on its way.
  • The baby drops.
  • Strong and regular contractions.
  • Her water breaks.
  • Lower back pain and cramping.
  • Bloody vaginal discharge.
  • Diarrhea or nausea.
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