Question: Can real contractions go away?

With true labor, the contractions will happen regularly and become stronger, lasting about 30 to 90 seconds, and do not go away.

Why have my contractions stopped?

It is quite common for these contractions to stop and start again a few hours later. This is perfectly normal. Each contraction is doing its job to soften your cervix (neck of the womb) and make it ready to dilate (open up).

How can I help my stalled labor?

Walk and Change Position: Walking and/or changing your position while in labor can work wonders for progression. Gravity and bodily movements can help baby descend and get into a more optimal position for birth. Sometimes, a few good squats are all it takes to cross the threshold of a stalled labor.

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