The first stage of delivery is the longest stage and consists of three phases:
Primary phase: From the beginning of the pain to the opening of the cervix to 3 centimeters
Active phase of labor: When the cervix is opened up to 7 cm.
Transition phase: At this stage, the cervix has been opened up to 10 cm.
1. Early or primary pain of normal delivery
When your contractions appear at regular intervals and the cervix begins to dilate, the pain of giving birth is officially begun. But if delivery pain does not start suddenly, and you get contractions that are relatively regular and regular, it may be difficult to determine the onset of labor pain. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult to detect early contractions of Braxton Hicks that may have occurred just before.
However, if you are not pregnant at 37 weeks and notice contractions or other signs of labor pain, do not wait to see if your contractions have progressed. See your doctor immediately to determine if preterm delivery is about to happen (How to prevent early delivery?). If you are at least 37 weeks pregnant, your doctor will probably give you instructions on how to track contractions and when you need to call.
It is assumed that your pregnancy is complete:
1- If the labor pain is premature, your contractions gradually become longer, stronger and closer. Eventually they can be seen every three to five minutes, and it takes 40 to 60 seconds. Some women have more frequent contractions during this stage, but contractions are still relatively mild and take less than a minute.
2. Sometimes contractions of premature pain are very painful. If your pain is normal, initial contractions do not draw attention to the size of the final contractions. You will probably be able to talk to them and walk. You might even have a short walk. If you need to feel calm, take a warm shower, watch the movie.
3. You may also see increased vaginal discharge, which may be accompanied by blood. This is quite normal, but if you see more than one blood clot, you should check with your doctor. Refer also to the doctor if the bottle is torn. (Embryo bottle tearing symptoms).
4. Early pain ends when your cervix is about 3 to 4 centimeters wide and your progress is rapidly increasing.
How long does it take to get normal labor?
- It is difficult to determine when the onset of early pain is difficult, so it's often not easy to say how long it takes - or even for each woman, this may be different. The duration of preterm labor pain is very variable and depends largely on the cervix at the onset of labor pain and repeated and strong contractions.
- In the first child, if your cervix has not disappeared or has not started to expand, this phase may take 8 to 12 hours, although it can be significantly longer or shorter. If your cervix is already very advanced or it's not your first child, labor pain is likely to be resolved much faster.
Coping tips in the elementary phase
Try resting during labor pain because it may be a long day (or night) ahead of you.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to prevent your body from getting low. And urinate repeatedly. The full bladder may cause more contraction of the uterus, and the bladder provides more space for the baby.
If you feel anxious (everything is stressful), it's best to do relaxing exercises or do something to thwart a little bit of calm (what is relaxing inside and how to get there) - like watching a movie or reading a book.
Change your situation and go for a warm bath and walk somewhere.