- lightening (dropping),
- blood show,
- nesting instinct,
- nausea and
- increased Braxton Hicks contractions, and
- water breaking.
False labor has different symptoms and can be recognized from true labor.
Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) is when a woman has had a cesarean delivery (C-section) before, and she delivers the next baby vaginally. If a woman and her doctor decide a VBAC is an option, she will have a "trial of labor," with the goal of vaginal childbirth. Despite the trial, many women still need another C-section.