Chapter 5: Time to be born!. What are the possible signs that labor has begun?. Contractions: tightening and releasing of uterine muscles Braxton Hicks: false labor Lightening: baby dropping into the pelvis mother can breath easier leg cramps common urinate more often.
to heal and very little activity
10% of all women experience…
Baby Blues - lasts a few days or weeks
Postpartum depression – more severe
Postpartum psychosis – most severe, not common