Regular tightening of womb muscles in preparation for delivery.
The muscles of the uterus contract to open up the cervix when the baby is ready to be born. These tightenings are called contractions and are felt as pains that come and go at regular intervals. They may feel like period pains, backache, or as strong pulling pains low down at the front of the bump.
The regular tightening of the uterine muscles as they work to dilate the cervix in labour and push the baby down the birth canal.
tightening and shortening of the uterine muscles during labor causing effacement and dilation of the cervix and contributing to the descent of the baby.
con-track-shuns The uterus starts to push out the baby during labour.
The rhythmical tightening and relaxation of the uterine muscles that cause changes to occur in the cervix.
The tightening and shortening of the uterine muscles. During labor, contractions cause dialation and thinning of the cervix and aid in the descent of the baby into the birth canal.
The contracting of the muscles of the uterus during labour. The uterus contracts in an effort to expel the foetus into and out of the birth canal
The squeezing action of the uterine muscle that helps to push the baby out of the mom during the process of birth.
These are pains experienced during labour. Caused by the cervix thinning and dilating, to allow the baby to pass through.
Also called labor pains, these are the involuntary shortening of the muscles in the uterus that cause the baby to be forced out of the birth canal.
Tightening of the uterus to expel the baby; contractions become stronger and more frequent as labor progresses
The rhythmic tightening and relaxation of the uterine muscles that results in effacement and dilation of the cervix and the delivery of the baby. True labor contractions usually come in a regular pattern, gradually get closer together and gradually increase in intensity. The frequency of contractions is measured from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next contraction.
The rhythmic tightening and relaxation of the uterine muscles which results in the effacement and dilation of the cervix and the eventful expulsion of the baby.
The muscles of the womb contract, opening up the cervix to allow the baby to pass through at birth.
The rhythmic action of the uterine muscle that begins mildly and becomes stronger late in labor as they dilate the cervix during labor and apply pressure to the baby through the birth canal. Contractions occur as frequently as every 2 minutes and may last for 1 minute.