Signs of Labor

What are the signs of labor? Are those cramps the real thing or Braxton Hicks contractions? And what do real contractions feel like anyway? Here you'll learn how to recognize real labor signs. Plus we'll help you prepare for your baby's delivery.

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5 Signs Your Water is Breaking in the Third Trimester

What does it feel like when your water breaks, and what does it look like? The experience is different for every pregnant person, but these signs indicate that your amniotic sac has ruptured.
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Is Labor Coming Once You Lose Your Mucus Plug?

Get ready, mama: If you've popped your cork, labor could be on its way. Experts explain what to expect. 
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What Happens If You Lose Your Mucus Plug Early?

Losing your mucus plug early isn’t likely a cause for concern, but it could signal a pregnancy complication like preterm labor. 
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What Happens When You Lose Your Mucus Plug?

Learn what a mucus plug looks like, and why losing your mucus plug could mean labor is on the way.
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Identifying Different Leaks During Pregnancy

You might be releasing a lot of fluids during your pregnancy and right after you give birth. Find out how a nurse helps determine what's going on.
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More Signs of Labor

Signs of Approaching Labor: How to Tell Your Baby is Coming Soon

Anxiously awaiting your baby’s arrival? Learn to recognize the first signs of labor approaching, which signal that your little one might make an appearance soon.
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Early Labor Symptoms: How to Recognize the Signs

Worried about early labor? While it can sometimes be stopped with a combo of meds and bed rest, it's important to be on the lookout for warning signs so you can call your doctor ASAP if you think there's a problem. Here's all you need to know about the signs of early labor. 
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Prodromal Labor in Pregnancy: Causes and Symptoms

It can be hard to distinguish between prodromal labor and real labor contractions. Here are some tips for coping with prodromal labor and knowing when it's time to head to the hospital.