This blog is intended to provide a discussion forum on topics surrounding pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding and family health. With my second labor I noticed the contractions and other pre-labor symptoms started about four weeks before my due date and happened off and on. I was busy working 50-60 hours a week in a high stress job, so I didn’t have much time to dwell on them and it was never painful, just annoying.

A Contracture is not a serious injury, but if bothers and which can prevent us from making certain gestures with normal and painless, so good to know identify them, distinguish them from other problems, follow some simple guidelines to minimize their effects and put in the hands of a specialist in physiotherapy if we want to shorten recovery, which, in normal timesthey can range between one and two weeks depending on the severity of it.

Some women may very well start off early labor with closely-spaced, strong contractions, bowel clearing, backache, cervical pressure, only to have these things peter out a few hours later and return again…and leave and return and so on. There are so many patterns within patterns in the variation of prodromal labor, so each woman will describe her experience a little differently.

I was initially excited about the tub,( and I think I ran to it…) but thinking back now, I don’t know that I cared too much for it. Yes it helped to relax me between rushes, as during this entire time I would just start shivering and feel SO COLD between them.contractions

Significant statistical differences were found between the mean scores of the two groups in the following items: attitude to motherhood; attitude to sex and marriage; relationship to mother; adjustment to pregnancy; concept of early home life; predelivery concept of labor; habitual neurotic bodily complaints; habitual anxieties, worries and fears; attitude to first menses; and attitude to father of child.contractionscontractions