Contractions mean during pregnancy time the uterine muscle tighten and flexes, just like flexing any other muscle. Uterine muscle contractions help in the time of labor and pushing one’s baby down the birth canal and out into the world (OH! Yes). But too many decoding the activity of the uterine muscle can be confusing, especially when it comes to telling the difference between labor and non-labor contractions. During contractions, the uterus relaxes and the abdomen becomes soft. The feeling for contractions is different for every single woman. But pregnancy contractions happens due to discomfort in mother’s back and lower abdomen.
TYPES OF CONTRACTIONS DURING PREGNANCY:
There are six types of contractions a woman can feel during pregnancy time. And every type has different meaning that we are going to discuss in below.
- Braxton Hicks: pregnant woman’s everyday contractions.
- Early labor contractions: go time! But do not quite yet.
- Active labor contractions: Now, it is the go time.
- Transition contractions: it means baby is on the way.
- Pushing contractions: here the baby comes.
- Post-birth contractions: it is the uterine constraints happen after birth.
PREGNANCY CONTRACTIONS TIMER:
The pregnancy contractions timer is an app that automatically helps to tracks, time, and counts contractions. The contractions timer measures the duration and frequency of contractions to indicate which time of pregnancy pregnant woman is in and if it is the time to go to the birthing center. Before she goes to the hospital, the contractions become more regular until they are less than five minutes apart. Active labor (the time one need to go to the hospital) means the strong contractions that last 45 to 60 seconds and occurs in a gap of 3 or 4 minutes.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO DURING CONTRACTIONS!!
If an expectant is feeling cramping or tightening in her back or lower abdomen during the pregnancy period then it is very normal and it doesn’t mean that this is the time to go to a birth center. This kind of cramping happens due to Braxton Hicks contractions. But if she is really feeling uncomfortable she can try the followings, like lying down, taking a walk, relaxing in a warm bath, having a message. And here is some medication freeway that will help her in the time of contractions like finding a soothing environment, choose her team carefully, learn about Labor, express her fear, practice rhythmic breathing, use imaginary and visualization, etc.
The time between contractions before going to hospital will be very regular and strong. In this time an expectant should call her midwife or doctor, and remember if a contractions is called strong when a woman can’t talk through it. She will ask him some several questions to take decision that if it is the time to go to hospital and to be examined. And lastly remember, a contractions may be strong enough but a mother is the strongest woman.