Once you have successfully taken care of yourself and your baby throughout the trimesters, it is important to be aware of the labour process.

Towards the term end and the expected date of delivering of your baby, be cautious about the following symptoms;

  1. Abdominal pain and sense of your womb contracting (Because the womb contracts to expel the baby when the labour is established. There will be two or more painful contractions within 10 minutes)
  2. There will be leaking of water around the baby through your vagina

With onset of contractions the birth canal gets dialated and  softer to make labour easier, the birth canal gets dialated upto 10cms when you are in labour.

It should be emphasised that the duration of labour varies from woman to woman and within the same woman from one pregnancy to another.