False contractions or the onset of labor
Pregnant women are looking forward to the appearanceto the light of your baby. They scrupulously treat their body, listen to it and try to understand whether their time has come to give birth. And the more painful false fights appear, the more they are similar to true fights.
What is the origin of the false bouts?
To begin with it is worth mentioning that they are twoSpecies: these are contractions, called Braxton-Hicks contractions, and precursors. The first of these can begin to manifest itself since the fifth month of pregnancy. At the same time, they can have a calm and painless character. The latter, in turn, are felt pregnant more painfully and begin to appear for a month or less before delivery.
At the moment, doctors can not say exactly why this phenomenon occurs. But they are more inclined to think that this way the body adjusts the woman, helps her prepare for childbirth.
False Cramps: Symptoms
- irregular and unpredictable reductions;
- there is no progression of fights, that is, they are equally manifest;
- the nature of pain does not change with time.
If fights remain unchanged from the point of view ofduration, intensity and interval, then, most likely, they are false, and not true. For many future parents, the term "false" is misleading. This does not mean that the future mother does not experience anything. On the contrary, there are abbreviations and they are very noticeable, but they do not change over time.
Differences between false and true bouts
The main difference is the time between contractions. If this period decreases, and the pain feels stronger, then this is a true fight.
At the beginning of the birth,become more intense. Sometimes this is a gradual transition, taking place over many hours. And sometimes there can be a sharp change in the contractions, which is often accompanied by a change in the position of the child, for example, by its rotation. At a time when the baby starts to go out, the mother has very intense and painful enough fights.
You do not know how to distinguish false bouts fromreal bouts? Remember that with real contractions, mom will notice a shift of pain downward, while pressure in the abdomen and pain intensity will change. This is a sure sign that the child is moving down. At the beginning of labor, pain usually begins high in the abdomen and is felt throughout the abdomen and lower back. In the case of false abbreviations, the pain often manifests itself in the lower abdomen and the groin area, while its character does not change.
False bouts have similar symptoms to real ones. Another distinguishing feature is the dependence on the motor activity of the future mother and the contractions. At the beginning of labor, fights continue regardless of the movements of the mother and may increase even more with increased activity, for example, such as walking. False ones often stop regardless of the actions of the mother. They have a spontaneous nature, that is, they suddenly start and also suddenly come to an end.
But even after determining these signs, the futurethe mother can not be sure that she does not actually give birth. Very often it happens that false bouts turn into true ones. So if you have any doubts, contact your doctor. Keep in mind that if the reductions continue, they become stronger and more intense, probably these are real struggles!
Do I have to go to the hospital?
Some women may ignore the fact that theyfeel. But do not be afraid to visit a doctor. An examination at a specialist's reception will help you figure out what's wrong. Asking you a few questions, the doctor will determine what kind of contractions you have, and answer all questions of interest.
The reasons for the trip to the maternity hospital should be not only appearing fights, but also blood allocation, intensive contractions of the uterus with a change in the interval, the appearance of amniotic fluid.