What does the coupling of contractions mean?
Have you ever heard about it before?
This nice visual created by @babytalk.birthnurse on Instagram represents what contractions would look like if you have continuous fetal heart rate monitoring with a toco probe that monitors your contractions!
Sometimes, also called “Camel contractions”, the start of a peak is the start of a contraction and so we can measure how long each contraction is and how far apart they are!
When you get back to back contractions and then a long-ish break in between, that’s coupling!
It usually happens when the baby is not in an optimal position so your uterus doesn’t have an optimal labour pattern (not always!). It’s like your uterus is trying to get that baby into a better position.
This pattern is sometimes accompanied by terrible back labour because the protruding part of your baby’s head is pushing up against your back! Ugh! Get into position baby!🤪
Did you know about coupling contractions?
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