Braxton Hicks Contractions (cont.)
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How do I know when contractions indicate I am in true labor?
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To figure out if the contractions you are feeling are the real thing and you're going into labor, ask yourself the following questions.
How often do the contractions happen?
Do they change with movement?
How strong are they?
Where do you feel the pain?
If you have signs of true labor, contact your health care provider immediately. If you're not sure, call your health care provider anyway. If you are having any of the following, you may be in true labor.
If you are having Braxton Hicks contractions, you really don't need to do anything unless they are making you uncomfortable. If they are, try the following:
Reviewed on 2/16/2012
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