Our general rule is to sleep as long as possible if youre starting to feel contractions at night. Most of the time you can lay down and rest during early labor. If you wake up in the middle of the night and notice contractions, get up and use the bathroom, drink some water, and GO BACK TO BED.Our general rule is to sleep as long as possible if youre starting to feel contractions at night. Most of the time you can lay down and rest during early labor
Can real contractions start and stop?
In the latent phase of labour, contractions may start and stop. This is normal. Contractions may continue for several hours but not become longer and stronger. They stay at about 30 – 40 seconds.
What can I do to stop the contractions?
Bed rest, pelvic rest, and hydration (sometimes with intravenous fluids) can sometimes slow or stop contractions. Women who experience preterm rupture of membranes often take antibiotics to prevent uterine infections which can lead to preterm birth.
What position makes contractions worse?
Contractions in the upright position (especially standing) are usually stronger and longer and further apart and perceived to be less painful by most women.
Why was my Labour so painful?
Pain during labor is caused by contractions of the muscles of the uterus and by pressure on the cervix. This pain can be felt as strong cramping in the abdomen, groin, and back, as well as an achy feeling. Some women experience pain in their sides or thighs as well.