Uterine contraction

Self-care

Breathing exercises may help control pain resulting from uterine contractions during labor.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Regular contractions begin before the end of your pregnancy
  • Accompanied by clear fluid or bleeding
  • In active labor or as instructed by obstetrical provider

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Occasional

Last Updated May 25, 2018


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