The Apostrophe

It makes sense for women, who’ve likely never even seen a birth, to want to know what birth will be like, how intense it will be and if they can do it. They desperately want to know what to expect so that they can better prepare for what’s to come. More formally accepted contractions are when two words have been joined together with the an apostrophe taking place of the missing letters. You must give your doctor the details of your contraction, and whether or not your contractions are getting longer and coming closer together. They may start out spaced far apart, but by the time you’re nearing the end of early labor, they should be close to just five minutes apart. Contractions are at their most intense during the active labor and transition stages.

Even more confusing is that each individual woman may have different experiences as to what …

That Cute Li’l Ol’ Apostrophe

A shortened form of a word or group of words, with the omitted letters often replaced in written English by an apostrophe, as e’er for ever, isn’t for is not, dep’t for department. These contractions usually aren’t painful and almost always stop after an hour or so. Although all women have Braxton-Hicks, not all women feel them, particularly if it’s a first pregnancy. Contractions are often described as a cramping or tightening sensation that starts in the back and moves around to the front in a wave-like manner. There is no cure for Braxton Hicks contractions as they are a natural process of pregnancy. I breathed through the continuing contractions in the shower, but they weren’t so bad with the music/hot water combo. It’s clear that contractions were in use well before the regency – look at Shakespeare.contractions

If you feel as if you are having too many of these …