It will generally move from the rim of your pelvis down to your tailbone.
Remove your hand to see how many finger widths you used. Read on as a few doctors share some fascinating insight about the vagina. Smell for dilation.
It's a sign of pre-term labor and yes, may be dilating. T Toreshi.
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They said not to worry and that when it was time I would know. A contraction occurs when your uterus tightens and then relaxes. Merck Manual. This can give you a general idea of how far your cervix is dilated. Created by alexeholmes Last post 2 years ago.
I have no idea what I'm looking for even though this is my third baby: Support can come in the form of holding a mirror or your hand or even offering calming words. RS - August 8. Image source: In fact, no one even knows for sure what triggers the big event, although hormones are thought to play a part.
Examine the purple line. Sort by: The so-called "rupturing of the membranes" can happen at the very start of labor or during the first stage of labor.
Allow the person to help as much as you are comfortable with and like. But the truth is. As the cervix opens, it dilates and thins out so the baby can progress down the brith canal and make their way into the world. Share yours!
A Anonymous Nov 26, 2018. Also, if you're leaking liquid but aren't sure whether it's amniotic fluid or urine some pregnant women leak urine at the tail end of their pregnancies , you should have it checked by your health practitioner so you know what you're dealing with.