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True Vs. False Labor

by Elizabeth Keefe |
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Signs of Pre-Labor

You may experience certain changes that indicate the onset of labor is near. These may be:

Signs of Labor:

Bloody show may be seen at beginning of labor ( a pinkish vaginal secretion of blood and mucus)Ruptured membranes - a sudden gush or slow leaking of fluid from vagina -Contractions (described below)

*Do not use tampons or take tub baths with ruptured membranes. Use sanitary napkins if needed.

True Labor Contractions:

False Labor Contractions:

Note: It is always a good idea to call your health care provider when in doubt!


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