Often, mums-to-be are scared of labour pains, but are also scared of the epidural!! Of course, not everyone needs an epidural – you may be one of the lucky ones, who have a good pain threshold and can achieve a normal delivery with no major pain relief measures. However, the majority of women need help to cope with pain during labour. An epidural is very helpful in this regard. The pain due to the contractions is taken away (the contractions continue) and the labouring woman is kept comfortable till the cervix is fully dilated. Further detailed information on this topic is given on the website…Various other types of pain relief, etc.
At this stage, intercourse is probably not a good idea. If at all, use a condom as semen contains prostaglandin, which can cause uterine contractions. This may sometimes be the cause of preterm labour.
3. Stomach Pains
You may be experiencing Braxton-Hicks contractions. These are the practice contractions, which may be mildly painful.
4. Maternity Registration
Yes, it is time to ensure that your place of delivery is planned and booked.