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What do labor contractions feel like?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Colicky pain.

Lower abdominal and/or lower back pain that gradually peaks within half a minute, lasts for a few seconds and then gradually resolves within half a minute.
In labor, they come every 2-5 minutes generally getting more severe as labor progresses. Epidural anesthesia is a highly recommended technique to help women through labor pains; natural methods do not suffice for 99% of women. No need to suffer.

In brief: Colicky pain.

Lower abdominal and/or lower back pain that gradually peaks within half a minute, lasts for a few seconds and then gradually resolves within half a minute.
In labor, they come every 2-5 minutes generally getting more severe as labor progresses. Epidural anesthesia is a highly recommended technique to help women through labor pains; natural methods do not suffice for 99% of women. No need to suffer.
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine

In brief: Mild to severe

Labor contractions, aka labor pain, can be mild like a menstrual cramp to severe and excruciating.
There are some natural things you can do to reduce the pain. If they fail, there medications and procedures that can help.

In brief: Mild to severe

Labor contractions, aka labor pain, can be mild like a menstrual cramp to severe and excruciating.
There are some natural things you can do to reduce the pain. If they fail, there medications and procedures that can help.
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