Do you guys know what prodromal labour is? 😭
YEAH AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!
Prodromal labour is labour that starts and stops before full-on labour begins. It can last for days or weeks, and usually does! 😭
💥 Prodromal labour is essentially similar in how early labour feels (painful contractions at regular intervals), but it doesn’t change your cervix.
💥 Prodromal labour is sometimes confused with Braxton Hicks contractions, but they aren’t really the same! BH’s are usually painless and bearable, and prodromal labour is just a b*itch!
💥 It can be really confusing for many women because they don’t know when to come in for labour!
💥 Sometimes prodromal labour contractions can be 4-5 minutes apart, which is typically when many women arrive at their hospitals/birth centres!
Why does Prodromal labour happen?
Research suggests that these contractions are preparing your body for the real deal! They may help get the baby into position, strengthen your muscles for labour, and get your pelvis ready for the main event.
If you are experiencing prodromal labour try to focus on resting in between your contractions as best you can, do lots of position changes as needed, and even take a warm bath to help relax and ease the pain.
Hang in there, mama! Eventually, it does turn into labour!! ❤