False labour or True labour


Photo: Doula mum due in January

False Labour

Contractions don't get closer together

Contractions don't get stronger.

Contractions tend to be felt only in the front

Contractions don't last longer

Cervix does not change with the contractions

Walking makes no difference


True labour

Contractions do get stronger

They do get closer together and last longer

They tend to be felt all over

Cervix opens and thins with contractions

Walking makes a huge difference to the contractions, they get stronger!