11. You Start To Experience Real Contractions
In the final stages of labor you’ll start to experience contractions that become more frequent and intense. Here are some signs that the contractions are actually heralding the birth of your baby:
- The contractions don’t go away if you change position.
- The contractions become more frequent, more painful and more intense. They may also fall into a regular pattern.
- The contractions seem to start in the lower back and progress into the lower abdomen, the groin and even into the legs.
At this stage it’s time to grab your bag and get to the hospital or get your midwife or medical doctor in immediately.