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False Labour Pain
See below: "back labor" refers to the pain and discomfort that laboring women experience in their lower back. Although most women will feel a degree of achiness or slight cramping in the back at some point during labor, about a quarter of all women report experiencing severe discomfort in the lower back that is most intense during contractions and often painful between contractions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your OB: If you don't have an OB then if will become apparent when the contractions are strong and come regularly--only a few minutes apart. If you don't have an OB and you are pregnant you should find one or call a clinic that will set you up with prenatal care and will follow you thru your pregnancy. ...Read more
Not to worry: Everyone is different. Some people have a high tolerance for pain and some people cannot tolerate a needle stick for a blood test. You should ask your OB about an epidural and request this when you are in active labor (frequent and strong contractions). This will enable you to tolerate the contractions but still be able to move and experience labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By the situation...: The pain feels more or less the same. The only way to be sure is to know what medication you are being given. For example, iof you have been given pitocin (oxytocin) to induce labor, your pain is induced. If your water bag breaks in WallMart and you start having labor pain, it is natural labor pain. There is no other way to know. Best wishes! ...Read more
I've been having real labor pain contractions for some weeks now. Dr. Believes this is the week but they go away after an hour. What can I do?
Braxton-Hicks: What you are describing sounds like braxton-hicks contractions. They are common and normal. They can feel just like labor contractions, but because they go away, it is not labor. There is not much one can do, because they are a normal part of pregnancy. Hopefully real labor will come soon and congratulatons. ...Read more
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