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Active vs. Early Labour

We have all googled, "Am I in labour?" Only to discover we were only in early labour. But what exactly is early labour? What is active labour?

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THREE STAGES OF LABOUR

1. Dilation/Effacement
a. Early Labour (up to 4cm dilated)
b. Active Labour (4-8cm dilated)
c. Transition (8-10cm)

2. Pushing (Baby is born)

3. Afterbirth (placenta is born)

 

Information below is from @whattoexpect

SIGNS THAT YOU WILL GO INTO LABOUR SOON
  • Baby drops
  • Cervix dilates
  • Cramps
  • Back pain
  • Loose-feelingjoints
  • Diarrhea
  • No more weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Nesting

EARLY LABOUR
  • Backache
  • Menstrual-like cramps
  • Braxton Hicks
  • Lower abdominal pressure
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • A sensation of warmth in the abdomen
  • Blood-tinged mucous discharge(bloody show)
  • Your water breaks (most often this will happen during active labour)

ACTIVE LABOUR
  • Contractions that are consistent, getting stronger and closer together
  • Back pain
  • Leg discomfort or heaviness
  • Fatigue
  • Increasing bloody show
  • Your water breaks (if it has not already)

 

Hope this helps!

xx Dear Heart Co.

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A little intro to Dear Heart:

 We are two Canadian Mamas with children of our own. Our goal is to offer high quality Baby & Mama products that are made in Canada, using natural materials, like bamboo and linen. All of our bamboo and linen products are made with Oeko-Tex certified fabric that is hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and a healthier alternative for your baby. We are proud that all of our products are designed and made in Canada. Follow our journey on Instagram @dear.heart.co

 

 

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