Different Stages Of Labor

Most physicians and midwives suggest contacting them when your contractions are five minutes apart and lasting 60 seconds and you have had this activity for about an hour. Your midwife will measure the progress of your labour for you by gently examining your cervix and telling you how open it is. The medical definition of when the first stage of labour has begun is when your cervix has dilated or opened to 3cms and your contractions are regular and strong. Sometimes, such contractions could be really painful and strong; however, at any other time a pregnant woman could even hardly sense this Braxton Hicks Contraction. Once my water broke, contractions started immediately and quickly built intensity and I was ready to push.contractions

Walking, changing positions, and using a birthing ball are all great ways to ensure you stay active and engaged during contractions. Here we offer you a guide on …