At the end of pregnancy many women are asked about the symptoms that indicate the time has come. The symptoms of childbirth vary from woman to woman and from pregnancy to pregnancy.
Knowing how the process unfolds allows the expectant mother not to go too early to the hospital. Labor can last for hours or days.
Prep classes help identify these symptoms and the right time to go to the hospital or maternity ward.
Some symptoms are evident such as breakage of the water pouch or painful and constant contractions.
What are the most common symptoms of labor
# 1 Back pain
Many women have stings in the back, stings can also be felt on the shoulders.
# 2 Diarrhea
Diarrhea in the late pregnancy may indicate that the time of delivery is coming.
# 3 Contractions
Initially, rhythmic contractions are felt that begin slowly and accelerate until the cervix dilates to 4 to 5 cm. In the final phase the contractions become stronger and at shorter intervals, in this phase, the dilation reaches about 10 cm.
# 4 Blood Appearance
A blood-colored vaginal discharge may occur which means that the cervix has dilated sufficiently to expel the protective layer.
# 5 Breaking the water bag
Labor usually accelerates after the bag breaks. The water outlet may be by jet or dripping.
In any case it is important to go to the hospital if you feel very strong headaches or fever, peevish vision or dizziness, if you think the baby is moving less than usual, if you have vaginal bleeding or feel contractions before 37 weeks .
Stay calm and ask your doctor’s advice, he can tell you the best time to go to the hospital.