Signs labour is approching

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Braxton hicks contractions
Muscles of womb contract and relax preparing for real labour
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Baby's head engages
Around 38 weeks. Baby's head moves into the women's pelvis- she will feel pressure between her legs
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The show
Blood stained mucus plug comes away from cervix
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Waters break
Pressure from baby's head against amniotic sac causes the sac to pop. (can happen before or after contractions start)
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Diarreha
Very common for women in labour
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Around 38 weeks. Baby's head moves into the women's pelvis- she will feel pressure between her legs

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Baby's head engages

Card 3

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Blood stained mucus plug comes away from cervix

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Card 4

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Pressure from baby's head against amniotic sac causes the sac to pop. (can happen before or after contractions start)

Back

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Card 5

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Very common for women in labour

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