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How do doctors know if I am in labor?
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In brief: Cervical change
Labor is defined as cervical change in the presence of regular uterine contractions.
Slow cervical change < 1 CM per hour is considered latent labor, while faster cervical change is considered active labor. Active labor typically onsets at about 4 CM of dilatation, but this can vary.

In brief: Cervical change
Labor is defined as cervical change in the presence of regular uterine contractions.
Slow cervical change < 1 CM per hour is considered latent labor, while faster cervical change is considered active labor. Active labor typically onsets at about 4 CM of dilatation, but this can vary.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Please ask your doc
And please take the birthing classes as they discuss all of that, you are in labor if you are having regular contractions that cause cervical change , please call your provider if you think you are in labor.

In brief: Please ask your doc
And please take the birthing classes as they discuss all of that, you are in labor if you are having regular contractions that cause cervical change , please call your provider if you think you are in labor.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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