Are You Really in Labor? 4 Ways Pregnant Moms Can Tell If It's Real Labor! Labor and Delivery

Dr. Kimi Suh
6 years ago

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!

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