The contractions are preparing the uterus so that the baby can leave. The description of a contraction varies from one woman to another and the sensation can be from a cramp, to an intense pain going through a slight discomfort. Not all contractions are indicative that you are ready for delivery, be
The contractions are preparing the uterus so that the baby can leave. The description of a contraction varies from one woman to another and the sensation can be from a cramp, to an intense pain going through a slight discomfort. Not all contractions are indicative that you are ready for delivery, because throughout pregnancy you have probably already noticed this type of discomfort. We prepare you to recognize the contractions of childbirth.
Recognize labor contractions
- The contraction of labor arises in the upper part of the uterus and through that movement the baby is pushed to come out. The uterine muscle tenses and relaxes, and the pressure or pain can extend to the back.
- Labor contractions are different in terms of frequency and intensity of these other contractions known as Braxton Hicks that usually start at the end of the second trimester of pregnancy and that serve to prepare the uterus for the moment of delivery.
- When the contractions are in labor, the abdomen experiences a great rigidity, as well as your gut, which you can notice how it tightens and loosens. In this case it is not about the movement of the baby, but about the contractions of childbirth that can considerably hinder your movements.
- Labor contractions follow a pattern of frequency, becoming more frequent as the time of delivery approaches. The intervals are regular and usually start with a frequency of 20 minutes, gradually decreasing until you get contractions every 5 minutes. Al - At the same time as the interval between contractions is reduced, pain increases, which can extend from the upper part of the abdomen to the uterus, including the
lumbar area .- Dilation of the uterus is the main feature of these labor contractions, in addition to its intensity. But to check the dilation, which should be about
ten centimeters , you should be examined by a doctor.- To help recognize these contractions of birth you can go
noting the frequency of them. With this you will help the doctor to prepare the delivery better. - If you feel contractions and you want to go to the hospital no, nothing happens because it is finally a false alarm and the moment of delivery has not yet arrived. The main thing is that you feel safe.