Did you know?
The main signs that you are going into labor are strong, regular, painful contractions and a "show". A show occurs when the plug of mucus in your cervix falls away. Other signs that you are in labor include breaking your waters (rupture of the membranes), backache, and an urge to go to the toilet, which is caused by Your Child's head pressing on your bowel. If you’re experiencing any of these signs or you're in any doubt, call your doctor or go to the hospital. You can try doing relaxation and breathing exercises when the contractions get stronger and more painful; sometimes, they can last for 36 hours. Except they come in regular intervals every 5 minutes, you aren't any close to real labor.