Timing Contractions - What You Need to Know. | Bloomlife
Having trouble timing your contractions? Here's what you need to know about how to time contractions. However, a better and more accurate way is to use a smart contraction tracker, like the Bloomlife contraction monitor #pregnancy
Understanding the Stages of Labour is Laborious
I have been reading every book page and every web page I can find on Labour. For those of us who are inexperienced with labour and who have not read up about it the general idea is “your water breaks and then you have to rush to hospital and baby just comes out!” Well that is exactly what the movies show and from what I have been reading it is actually completely different to what could take place. Let me enlighten you folks on some of my interesting readings and teachings….and maybe this…
Active Labor: How to Cope, When to Go, and More! | Mother Rising
Signs of active labor are… Contractions that get longer, stronger and closer together. Contractions that have an average length of around 60 seconds. Contractions that are around 3-5 minutes apart. In early labor maybe they were more like 5-7 (or greater) minutes apart. Contractions that are timeable and predictable, whereas in early labor maybe they were every 5, then 7, then 4, then 10 minutes apart.
Pregnancy and Birth Laminated Anatomy Chart
For one of the most complicated and most involved processes the human body is capable of, this chart does a wonderful job at detailing everything relevant, and displays each illustration beautifully. It includes the various stages of labor, the placenta, changes to your brain as your pregnancy progresses, egg cells, fertilization, the foetus and the uterus. It is an incredible resource for pregnant moms, doctors and teachers in the medical realm. Comes laminated, 27.55 x 39.27 inches, and…
This image does a good job of showing and explaining some of the stages of labor, namly dilation. When doctors talk about this stage they not only use the word dilation but also effacement. In order to be ready to deliver a woman must be fully dilated and completely effaced. Effacement just means that the walls of the cervix are completely thinned out.