Every woman has their blissful moments during pregnancy and those moments that are not so blissful. You could experience contractions like this for a whole day or night before labor becomes established. But there is nothing they will do because i am only 18 weeks… Yesterday it was the same thing again: I felt my lower belly contracting a lot without pain.
Any deviation of the normal pattern of uterine contractions affecting the course of labour is designated as disordered or abnormal uterine action. I would get nauseous, contractions would start up and I would get menstrual like cramps on both sides of my abdomen.
It may be present from the beginning of labour or may develop subsequently after a variable period of effective contractions. The recent ones that stand out in my mind are: A woman with an OP baby whose contractions never got closer than 5 minutes apart and were mostly 7-10 minutes apart.
It’s and its are two of the most commonly confused words in the English language. As your labour progresses, your contractions are likely to become more powerful and more frequent. It is not wrong to use such contractions in formal writing, but you should use them sparingly, since they tend to make your writing appear less than fully formal.
Thanks for stimulating my thoughts because like you I have found that palpation of a uterus a poor way of assessing the adequacy/strength of contractions and agree with much of your comments in this blog. In transition, when the cervix dilates from 7 to 10 centimeters, the pattern changes to where contractions last 60 to 90 seconds, with just 30 seconds to two minutes of rest between.