Labor Signs Topic Guide

Labor Signs and Symptoms Labor Signs and Symptoms: The onset of labor is the most anticipated event of pregnancy. Early signs of labor begin between 37 and 42 weeks after the last menstrual period. Symptoms of labor signs include lightening (dropping), blood show, nesting instinct, nausea and diarrhea, increased Braxton Hicks contractions, and water breaking. False labor has different symptoms and can be recognized from true labor.

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