Do you know the typical signs of labor? Understand the changes your body will go through as you prepare to give birth. In the movies, babies are often born quickly and in dramatic fashion. The mother doubles over from the pain of a single contraction and suddenly the baby appears.
What's the Difference Between Braxton Hicks and Real Contractions?
Braxton Hicks contractions, also known as false contractions, are the sensations your uterus produces in order to prepare for the labor. Your doctor will most likely inform you of Braxton Hicks and let you know to not concern over it. Still, women who are at risk of premature labor, and women with other health risk factors affecting the pregnancy often worry about being unable to distinguish real contractions from Braxton Hicks. You can picture Braxton Hicks contractions as a way for your uterus to get in shape, to exercise, in order to prepare for childbirth.
For some women in pregnancy the pelvic joints become stiff or less stable. This can cause inflammation and pain, which varies in severity. The pain can range from a dull ache to severe pain. Most sufferers are in the mild to moderate category. It is usually possible to successfully treat PGP , though the earlier a diagnosis is made and treatment is started, the better.