Are You Really in Labor? 4 Ways Pregnant Moms Can Tell If It's Real Labor! by Dr. Kimi Suh
Some women can have contractions weeks – even months – before they go into labor. But there is a difference between your body “practicing” and when you truly are in labor. Here are some ways to tell it’s the real thing.
- If you get up and move your contractions get stronger.
- Changing positions doesn’t make them go away.
- The pain starts in your lower back and then moves to your lower abdomen.
- They start to become more frequent and painful and sometimes seem to be in a pattern.
If you think you're in labor, always call your doctor!