True Labor or False Labor
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How long does each one last?
Do contractions change when you switch position?
Where do you feel the contractions?
How regular are contractions?
Occur at regular intervals that grow shorter over time (every 10 min., 8 min, 5 min.)
Occur sporadically and without a predictable pattern
Typically start high up in your abdomen, radiating throughout your stomach and lower back
Typically centered in the abdomen or the groin
They keep a steady pace whether you sit, stand, or move
May stop or slow when you rest or shift positions
contractions last about 15 to 30 seconds at the onset and get progressively longer
Contractions vary in length and intensity
True Labor or False Labor?