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What does lightening during labor mean?

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The process of your baby settling or lowering into your pelvis just before labor is called lightening. Lightening can occur a few weeks or a few hours before labor. Because the uterus rests on the bladder more after lightening, you may feel the need to urinate more frequently.

SOURCE: American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 17, 2020

SOURCE: American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 17, 2020

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