Pregnancies tend to get worse the more times you have been pregnant, while labors tend to get easier. (So they say, and that was true with me) However, it will be much harder to tell when you are in labor, you will usually know when you are quite in the midst of it. The trick is: be very self aware. KNOW your body. With my third, I was up all night, not in pain, but just because I had a day-sleeper. I literally was like " I don't think you should go to work. I think I'm in labor" I was 6 centimeters dilated! (And my two labors before were very painful! I'm not one of those miracle "no pain" women at all)Now I'm going to have a fourth so I'm still treading new territory! I hope it helps. If you ever want any more info, send me a message!
at 4:46 PM on Jun. 20, 2008