Miscarriage Contractions vs Full-Term Contractions
Miscarriage contractions will happen during early pregnancy before 12 weeks gestation. They are usually accompanied with bleeding. Early pregnancy contractions should be reported to your doctor right away or you should go to the hospital as they may be a sign of miscarriage (before 12 weeks) or of preterm labor (before 37 weeks).
You are considered full term when you are 38 weeks pregnant. Contractions when you are full time will generally get longer, stronger and closer together. The contractions will cause your cervix to efface and dilate and move your baby down the birth canal. Full term contractions are a normal part of labor.