Learn to listen to your body.
They finally ended weeks of waiting and contractions began. This is the pinnacle of your pregnancy - from the moment you see your child separates you just a few hours. You will be excited, but worried about the outcome of labor. You'll feel safer if you have prepared well, and without understanding what is happening with your body at every stage of delivery and you know what to expect. Childbirth can be such an experience that will fill you immeasurably in what is much more likely that you will enjoy if you are calm and relaxed. Practice relaxation and breathing techniques before delivery to help you stay calm during contraction and better lodged pain. Do not be disappointed if your labor is not exactly what you have imagined.
How do you know that the contractions start?
Maybe you're afraid of labor, when you start, you will recognize. This is unlikely. Although the first papers can be replaced with contractions that can occur in the last weeks of pregnancy you will probably be able to determine whether the rights, because it announced a number of signs. In addition, real contractions are painful and appear at regular intervals.
Signs announcing the birth
Plug the thick mucus stained with blood, which normally closes the opening to the uterus from the vagina usually come out either before or during the first stage of labor
What to do? This can occur several days before the contractions, so wait until the regular pain in the abdomen or back or on the water break, and when this happens, call your doctor or hospital.
Water break - this is full of fluid that surrounds the child may break at any time of the birth. There may be a sudden leakage of amniotic fluid, but often you will perceive how little liquid is leaking because the baby's head is lowered into the bowl stops its leakage
What to do? Immediately call a doctor. You have to go to hospital even if you do not have contractions, because the risk of infection. Meanwhile, place the sanitary pad to absorb amniotic fluid.
Contractions may begin as a dull ache or sharp back pain that you are spreading down the thighs. As time passes, you'll probably feel a contraction in the abdomen, similar to menstrual pain.
What to do? When you think that the contractions occur at regular intervals, begin to measure the time between them. If you think that the contractions start, call your doctor. There is no need to immediately go to hospital unless they are very frequent contractions (every five minutes) or very painful. At the first birth pains usually last 12-14 hours, so it is often better to spend the first few hours at home. Slowly move around, resting whenever you need. Maybe you can relax under the tepid shower if Newt still has not burst, or a snack. The hospital will probably recommend that you make to them when contractions become strong and occur every five minutes.
False labor pains
For each trimester uterine muscles tighten. In recent weeks, and Braxton Hicks contractions become stronger, so you might think that these labors. However, the true birth contractions of labor - occur at regular intervals, becoming stronger and more frequent, so you have to know when the real contractions start. Sometimes the contractions start and stop. Head on after a while will start again.