My First Labour
How do you know that you are in real labour or are you just experiencing false labour? Let’s look at these signs of labour to have a better understanding of your situation.
Know when you are in labour
|No.||Signs and Symptoms That You Are Close to Labour||Actual Labour||False Labour|
|2.||Increased Braxton-Hicks Contractions
Irregular contractions – strong but not painful.
|3.||Increased Vaginal Discharges
Creamy white discharge that begins in the middle part of pregnancy.
Release of blood streaked mucus plug.
1-1.5kg weight loss due to shift of body fluids.
|Rupture of foetal membrane
Gushing or trickling of amniotic fluid.
|5.||Decreased Baby’s Activity
Baby will move less to conserve energy for delivery.
Burst of energy as you prepare for baby’s arrival.
|7.||Lingering back pain|
Seek medical attention if the following symptoms occur
|1.||You are bleeding vaginally.|
|2.||Your water broke – Fluid is green, brown, yellow or anything besides clear or pinkish.|
|3.||Baby IS NOT moving.|
|4.||You feel something is wrong.|
|5.||You can’t stop vomiting.|
|6.||Experiencing unbearable abdominal pain.|
|7.||Have the urge to push.|
|8.||Sudden onset of: