What are the signs of labor?

Signs of labor

If any of the following signs happen call your doctor and head to the hospital immediately:

  • Contractions in your lower abdomen which increase in strength and frequency. The interval between contractions decreases from 30 min to 15 min to 10 min and then less and usually becomes more felt in the lower abdomen. Each contraction lasts from 30-70 seconds.
  • Pressure and heaviness in your lower abdomen with the urge to pee.
  • Expulsion of a brownish mucus discharge (THE SHOW: mucus which closed the cervix during pregnancy, thus denoting the starting of cervical opening and dilation)
  • Water flowing out of your vagina.