As pregnancy comes to a close, there are specific signs and symptoms that signal the beginning of labor. During the last trimester, changes in the body for both mom and baby are happening at a lightning pace. Baby is gaining more weight every day and mom is sure feeling it while her own body is preparing for the birth.
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.
Are you in labor? Could your symptoms be labor signs? Take this quiz developed by Dr. Amos Grunebaum and find out!