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True labor vs. false labor Start End Duration Frequ    Timing ConTraCTions To time
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  • Timing ConTraCTions

    To time contractions, two specific characteristics of the contraction are recorded frequency and duration .

    A contraction log is provided for you on this page. Use a watch with a second hand to capture the exact time in minutes and seconds.

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    false labor ConTraCTions

    Contractions occur at irregular intervals.

    Intensity relatively unchanged.

    Interval between contractions not shorter.

    Discomfort primarily in lower abdomen.

    Discomfort frequently relieved with walking

    Cervix does not dilate.

    True labor vs . false labor

    True labor ConTraCTions

    Contractions occur at regular intervals.

    Intensity of contractions increases.

    Intervals between contractions shorten.

    Discomfort in back and/or lower abdomen.

    Discomfort does not stop with walking.

    Cervix dilates.

    Start End Duration Frequency

    ConTraCTio

    n ConTraCTio

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    FrequencyDuration

    Frequency - Time from the start of one contraction to the beginning of another .

    Duration - Time from the start of one contraction to the end of the same contraction.

    How to tiME CoNtRaCtioNS

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