Most women who are preparing to become mothers and give birth to a child of God do not even suspect the existence of such a phenomenon as false fights. And it is not by chance that such contractions cause panic for many women before childbirth in recent weeks.
Succumbing to a false instinct, young mothers immediately consult a doctor. Of course, all fears in the end are unreasonable.
What are false contractions, and what are their symptoms?
It is worth immediately reassuring many expectant mothers, false contractions are a natural process that prepares a woman’s body for subsequent births. In no case should you be afraid of this. Usually it appears at 37 weeks and does not cause anxiety. For some, this training period begins at week 36, and is frequent. False contractions may be earlier: at 34 weeks and at 35 weeks. But as we already know – do not worry. But at 39 weeks, you should carefully consider the false contractions. If they manifest themselves more and more often, this is a clear sign of the approach of childbirth: a kind of sign for the mother to prepare.
Such a preparatory process begins from the first week of conception, but proceeds imperceptibly in the early stages. False contractions can be confused with the real ones in the period of 40 weeks, when little time is left before the birth itself. In this regard, every woman should be able to determine by special signs when the contractions are false, and when the present character.
The hallmarks of the preparatory period
The first thing you should pay attention to is the intervals. In real fights, this interval is reduced. If false, the gaps remain constant.
Second moment. False contractions are a single, irregular phenomenon, while the real ones take place with a certain cyclical nature.
The third point. Labor pains are painful, and eventually become more intense and longer. Fights of a false nature generally pass without pain, although as the term of labor approaches, they may be more noticeable and cause discomfort. But the duration does not change.
And finally, the fourth point. The difference lies in the duration. Real fights, as a rule, last longer than false ones. The latter have time for this no more than 2 minutes, or even they can last several seconds. It is worth noting that the closer the term of birth, the more often false contractions can occur, but the duration never changes.
Many women are afraid not to notice the beginning of real fights, but there is no reason for such concern. It should be remembered that the main distinguishing feature is the intensity and regularity. That is: how much and how often. Moreover, the real contractions are very painful, the pain increases with time.
How can the preparatory period be facilitated?
Every pregnant woman can tolerate false contractions in different ways, it all depends on the characteristics of the body. Usually at the end of the gestation period, painful sensations may appear.
However, there are several options for minimizing this discomfort. Ways to ease false contractions:
- if contractions are found before you go to bed, you need a walk in the fresh air;
- if the contractions are found during the performance of any homework, it should be set aside and lay down to rest;
- taking a warm (not hot) bath or shower will be a good remedy. Also, discomfort will help to remove a glass of warm milk or water.
There are also special exercises that help overcome discomfort during false contractions. In this way breathing exercises will benefit: first, take a deep breath, and then 3 or 4 short exhalations
When fighting, you should not push, because apart from harm it will bring nothing. Just do not shout, as it takes a lot of energy. Better to hum some lingering melody. Moreover, according to the latest observations of scientists, it became clear that such lingering melodies in the most beneficial way affect the baby: he calms down.
Such a training will help you easier to bear the discomfort of false contractions. And let for every woman false contractions during pregnancy not be a reason for unnecessary excitement, but a real preparatory period for the upcoming appearance of a small living miracle.