8 Early Signs of Labor That You Should Know
As you near the end of your pregnancy, each new cramp / twinge / pain may leave you asking yourself, “Is this it?”
I’ll preface this post with… when in doubt, CALL YOUR PROVIDER.
Here are eight early signs of labor:
Your baby will drop further down into your pelvis. You might feel your pelvic joints relax, increased pressure on your pelvis and more space to breathe (aka lightening) .
Your cervix will begin to change. Cervical changes include dilation, effacement and movement during labor.
You might lose your mucus plug and/or have a bloody show.
You might have a sudden urge to nest. Nesting is cleaning and organizing to get ready for baby.
You might have a backache. And, it might be a different kind of backache than you’ve experienced during pregnancy.
Diarrhea. So glamorous, amiright?!
Your contractions are increasing in length, strength, and frequency.
Your water breaks.