Signs of Labor

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This four-page handout educates people about signs of labor, which is defined as contractions and rupture of membranes as the uterus prepares for delivery. It specifies when signs of labor require calling a doctor immediately. It explains the difference between false labor and true labor contractions, and discusses rupture of membranes, also called water break. The document provides recommendations for what the mother should do if she thinks she is in labor, as well as what to do if she thinks her water has broken. 

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Female, Labor, obstetric, Mothers, Pregnancy, Women's Health
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/1/2011
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