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What are the signs of labor?

Some of the more typical signs of labor include regular and painful contractions of the uterus, dilation (widening) of the cervix, a 'bloody show' - blood-stained vaginal discharge caused by the loss of the mucus plug that seals the cervix during pregnancy, water breaking, and back ache.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 24 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Caesarean section

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