When you’re pregnant, you will always be waiting for that moment when your little bundle of joy is going to make their grand appearance. Contractions are one of the biggest indicators that the time has come, but your pregnant body might be deceiving you. There are actually different kinds of contractions and not all of
Most of us have seen enough movies with pregnant women to know the trope of a woman spontaneously going into labor during a stressful moment. We have seen this happen so many times that most of us assume that stress can absolutely trigger contractions and a spontaneous birth. In reality, the truth isn’t that simple.
You will know you are having labor contractions when you are getting close to your delivery date and feel intense pain in your lower back and cervix.
The good news is that you won’t have to push as much with your second baby delivery as you did with your first baby. With your second baby, early labor may only last 8-12 hours.
Most women rate the labor pains at a ten on a scale from one-to-ten. At the very end of your labor process, your doctor will ask you to “push” during contractions. Pushing generally goes a lot quicker than you might imagine. For most women, labor contractions are more painful than the final pushing because they