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I think the tendancy to "do" prodromal labor is more than we all think.
This is a great group of info. http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/prodromal.html Although, ignore the whole parts about thinking it's the woman holding back. Sure that happens with some women, but they're ignoring the large group of us that just labor this way!
With so much Prodromal labor I usually get confused late pregnancy. This is what I learned from my 3rd and I would repeat it to myself often. I'd tell myself - It's not real unless the ctx are further apart and they [b]hurt[b]. Hearing that helped.
Usually my prelabor would have ctx gradually going from 4 mins apart down to 2 minutes apart. From 20 seconds length to 90 seconds in length, all according to standard labor definitions. but, it was wasn't labor. It's just what my body does.