There are several signs that labour might be starting, including: contractions or tightenings.
a “show”, when the plug of mucus from your cervix (entrance to your womb, or uterus) comes away.
How do contractions feel when they first start?
Labor contractions are the real deal. Some say labor contractions feel a bit like menstrual cramps at first, but then they intensify. Then, contractions feel like a dull ache paired with pelvic pressure. The discomfort moves from the top of the belly to the bottom—think of it as pushing your baby down and out.
How can I tell if Im having a contraction?
What are the signs of labor?
- You have strong and regular contractions. A contraction is when the muscles of your uterus tighten up like a fist and then relax.
- You feel pain in your belly and lower back.
- You have a bloody (brownish or reddish) mucus discharge.
- Your water breaks.
What does pre Labour feel like?
In early labour you may have: a blood-stained mucus discharge called a ‘show’ lower back pain. period-like pain that comes and goes.