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how to know if its real or false labor?

ok im hurting real bad in my girl parts feel like its bout to break in half i am having some contractions i think there like 6 to 10 mins apart......this is my 3rd child and i have never went into labor alone i have alwasy been induced so im so confused does it sound promising or false? they feel kinda intense to like not just ignoing but like you have to stop and i feel the side to make sure it isnt the baby pushing out or nothing but its hard from side to side slowly then lets up after bout 30 sec or so....

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Take 1st: Take a minute to relax and calm down. thing about the newborn baby smells, and snuggles. Then, take a walk. False Labor contractions often stop when you change position or get up and walk, & True Labor will only increase in frequency with walking and moving around. Also, try drinking a large glass of water or warm tea and rest for a few minutes on your back. False Labor will often stop once you are rehydrated and relaxed, & True Labor will only progress and continue. Time the pain. False Labor is irregular and hard to predict, & True Labor is very regular, easy to predict, and will become more frequent between pains. Get a notebook and a watch. write everything down and when you are between pains, review and call the doctor asap if you suspect True Labor. :-)

    Answer by DisneyPrincessN at 6:16 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

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