As the pregnancy comes to a close, there are signs and symptoms mom will need to look for in order to recognize the beginning of labor. During the last trimester of the pregnancy, the changes in the body of both mom and baby are happening at a lightning pace. Baby is gaining more weight every day and mom is feeling that weight gain paired with the body preparing for the birth of the new baby.
What is Labor?
Labor is the act of baby moving from the womb to the outside world through contractions and changes in the cervix. The female body has precisely planned out the entire 40 weeks of gestation and when the body says the time has come for baby to leave the womb, the process of active labor will begin. Labor can be spontaneous or it can be induced.