8 Ways to Speed Up Labor

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Prodromal labor, or pre-labor, is the body’s way of preparing for birth.  When a woman experiences prodromal labor, it can feel similar to real labor.  She may get contractions, lose some or all of her mucus plug, and it may even cause her to dilate or efface some.  However, the contractions that a woman experiences during prodomal labor are not regular and do not cause the cervix to progressively dilate and efface like real labor.  A woman can have prodomal labor for days or even weeks before she actually goes into labor.  Sometimes she will have Braxton Hicks contractions that start to develop into a pattern, but then they fizzle out.  This can go on for days before labor actually occurs.  If you are in the early prodromal stage of labor, you may be looking for ideas on how to strengthen or speed up labor contractions.  Moreover, if you have had a prior history of a lengthy labor, you may want to read up on some ideas to make labor go a little faster this time around.  Read on for 8 ways to speed up labor.

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