The drama of childbirth has been immortalized in media through scenes full of mixed emotions where the mother experiences labor pains as each contraction brings the child closer and closer to a new world outside the womb. Like those movie scenes, many women go through a difficult pregnancy which makes childbirth a complicated procedure.
Each pregnant woman’s labor pains is unique. No one can really tell what triggers it but knowing labor symptoms will help you understand what is to be expected. Having more information about giving birth will help the mother to better prepare herself psychologically and physically. Here are some important phrases and terminology related to labor and childbirth that every woman should know:
Lightening when the baby settles deeper into the pelvis
Effacement – softening and thinning of cervix
Dilation – opening of the cervix
Vaginal spotting losing of mucus plug with bloody discharge
Nesting energetic urge to clean and organize baby’s things
Membrane rupture amniotic sac leaks or breaks before labor
Contractions – a sensation that your uterus is tightening and...