What is prodromal labor?

Learn what prodromal labor is, how to spot it, AND what to do about it.


Prodromal labor is a type of "pre-labor" with timetable contractions.

This means they may be 5-10 minutes apart.


Prodromal labor contractions can't be ignored.

This means contractions require coping strategies and it is difficult to sleep


Prodromal labor contractions don't get longer, stronger, and closer together.

This means contractions aren't putting you into labor.

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Prodromal labor can continue for many days.

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