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Labor Quiz

What Are Common Signs of Labor?

At the end of the nine months of pregnancy, most women are beyond ready to welcome baby into their lives.

Most women equate labor with shrieks of pain, which might be part of the process, but there are other signs that babe is on the way.

Take my test to see if you know your labor cues.


What Are Common Signs of Labor?

Often called the "bloody show," pregnant women lose this hours or days before going into labor.

Sunshinesweetheart Sunshinesweetheart 3 years
I didn't know when my water broke with my daughter. When I got to the hospital they said it had already broken. I expected a GUSH of water but it was actually like...drip....drip...okay you're done. I was at 3cm when I got to the hospital. My labor was 22 hours long and it was the worst pain of my entire life.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 years
4/4 - however, I had no idea I was in labor. My water broke on a Wednesday, but the hospital told me it wasn't amniotic fluid, so they sent me home. That Monday, I had cramps so I went back to the hospital. I was 4 centimeters dilated and 100 effaced. I got to the hospital at 11:30, into the delivery room at 12 and he was born at 3 on the dot.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
4/4--pregnant with #3 I'm glad for it re: question #2 I thought the "water" was amniotic fluid and the amniotic membrane was the amniotic sac itself.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I stand corrected, my apologies.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
kimpossible, other way around. Lightning is in a storm, lightening is when something lightens, as in the last question. :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
4/4 for me - same here faery - I've had 4 children I'd hope I know about these things ;-) just an FYI it's "lightning" not "lightening" that's the flashes in the sky during a storm ;-)
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
4/4....good thing since I have 2 kids!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I missed the last one... never have heard of that term.
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
I got 4/4 on the quiz and had 3/4 in real life and I was induced with all three. Greggie, unlike your doctor, my doctors kept telling me that my contrations weren't "good enough" :OY: I was having "false contrations" with my last and first, for two weeks! So, I was induced, I guess I just provided a nice warm enviroment that my babies REFUSED to leave.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Considering I've never had a full labor on my own (my only full labor was induced, my second was stopped immediately to do a c-section, and my third I never went into labor at all), I did pretty well. ;) My doctor hates the term "false contractions," though. He didn't even like using "Braxton Hicks." They're real contractions, they're just non-productive. He likes to encourage treating them as real and monitoring them at home because he's had a lot of patients dismiss early labor as being "false" and end up with complications.
Lucky207 Lucky207 9 years
i am hoping for a labor like that!! Just a few more weeks to go!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Results You answered 4 out of 4 questions correctly. Your score: 100% The average score is 3.8 or 94% Yay me!! HOWEVER.............I have to say, I've had a baby and natural childbirth (all crazy easy) and I still couldn't tell you the signs other than crampiness. I had NO idea I was in water breaking, no losing of the plug, NOTHING! Went to the hospital with cramps at 39 weeks and baby was born 4.5 hours later. LOL!!!
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