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Early labor contractions vs Braxton Hicks?

You can call me Al

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13-Oct-11 8:07 pm

With this one, my second, I started having fairly consistant contractions on Tuesday and went into active labor on Friday morning.  I had no idea how to tell when labor began except that the contractions were getting closer to one another and a little stronger - like menstrual cramps.  The more I read, and based on my own experience, the so called practice contractions are actually early labor contractions.  They are working on shortening your cervix.  Use lots of internal EPO to soften up and when your baby's lungs are producing sufficient levels of suffacant B, you will go into active labor.  Just roll with it and enjoy the last moments, hours days, of your pregnancy.  When they're out, they're permanently out!  ;)