False Labor

As your estimated time of delivery approaches you may notice the "Braxton Hicks" contractions become more frequent and intense. Contractions seem to follow a continuum from Braxton Hicks to real labor.

Signs of Labor

Wondering if today is the day? What's the difference between dilation and effacement? Braxton-Hicks or the real thing? If you've lost your mucus plug will labor start right away? Learn more about the changes your body makes as it prepares for and begins labor.