Tightening of the uterus that occurs on and off and for a short time during pregnancy and becomes more regular and stronger during labor.
Tightening of the uterus that occurs on and off during pregnancy and becomes more regular, closer together and stronger during labor.
A warm bath, gentle motion from a rocking chair or deep breaths through the contractions can help control pain. Birthing classes also may offer tips.
See a health care professional right away if:
Make an appointment to see a health care professional if: