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what are the signs of real labor how will i know for sure?

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4 years ago
iv been having braxton hicks contractions for a couple of weeks now, snd my stomach has dropped a little. but docotr says im not opening up yet. what other signs can i look for and how will i really know when the contractions are real.oh and im 36 weeks today.

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4 years ago
When I was pregnant I was worried that I wouldn't know when I really was in labor. Let me tell you, you will know. The contractions feel much different than braxton-hicks. They are much stronger and they will be more consistant. Good luck and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!
4 years ago
You'll just know. I'm sure that sounds frustrating, but trust me, you'll know. With my first I was induced so I was terrified of going into labor on my own, I had no idea what to expect. Two days before my due date I went into labor in the middle of the night. I woke up around 1:30 and thought, "Wow, that's a really big cramp." And then I realized it might have been a real contraction. (I'd been having BH for a few weeks.) I was able to go back to sleep and then at 3:30 I woke up again with the same cramp. And then there were more. My husband woke up, asked what was wrong and I said, "I think we might be having a baby today." I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't, so a little over an hour later I got up to time the contractions. By about 6:00 they were about 5 minutes apart so we took my daughter to my aunt's house and went to the hospital. A little after 8 that night my baby boy was born!

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