Woah, baby!

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - The Buzz -

Why do con­trac­tions hurt? At full-term, your uterus is the largest mus­cle in your body, so when it con­tracts, you’re go­ing to know about it! The longer con­trac­tions, last­ing up to a minute, re­strict blood flow to the uter­ine mus­cle, re­sult­ing in a feel­ing of ex­treme cramp­ing. Con­trac­tions also push your baby down and open your cervix for bub’s de­liv­ery, which also causes feelings of stretch­ing, pres­sure and… yes, pain.

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