How To Name Your
Forget comparison shopping right now, we’re here to teach you
about 'comparison contractions.'
Firstly, you need to put your hand on your belly during a
contraction and compare the feeling of the contracting uterus.
To tell if your contractions are strong enough to be opening
your cervix, you should compare its strength with the feeling of
the tip of your nose, your chin or your forehead.
comparison goes like this:
it feels like your nose, it's a soft or relatively weak
contraction relative to early labor and is probably not doing
much to open your cervix.
it feels like your chin then it's of medium strength.
it feels like your forehead, your contractions are very strong
and productive. When they feel like this, you are making
Tracy Hartley of
www.bestdoulas.com provided us with this comparison chart to
help our big bellies understand the productivity of
Tracy loves being a Belly Scooper and is a member of DASC (Doula
Association of Southern California) and has participated in more
than 100 births.