Labor Signs Topic Guide

Labor (Signs and Symptoms) Labor (Signs and Symptoms):

Early signs of pregnancy 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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