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FAQ | Pregnancy Questions and Answers

Am I really in labour – Is this it?

No fervent mom-to-be want to arrive at the hospital just to be told that she is not really in labour but are experiencing false labour symptoms.
So how do you know if this is the real deal?

False labour symptoms:

  • Irregular contractions that are not increasing in frequency and severity.
  • Contractions ease up when you walk around or change your position.
  • Show/discharge, if any, is a brownish colour. This kind of discharge is usually due to intercourse or an internal exam within the past 48 hours.
  • Foetal movements intensify momentarily with your contractions (let your gynae know immediately if the movements are getting frantic though). ¬†

Real labour symptoms:

  • Contractions intensify and become more frequent and painful
  • Indigestion
  • Backache
  • Diarrhoea
  • A feeling of warmth in the abdomen
  • Bloody show/discharge
  • Pain that feels like menstrual cramps
  • Waters break

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