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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 19:30 PM   1
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Timing Contractions & When To Leave For The Hospital


So my waters went with Moo first and the rest was monitored in the hospital and I know that doesn't always happen So I have questions

How far apart should your contractions be
How long should those contractions last
and do they have to be very painful

...before you ring the labour ward?



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 19:39 PM   2
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I didn't go into labour on my own, but wanted to wish you luck hun!

I was told contractions every 5 mins, lasting 30 sec or more or the pain was too great to stay at home.



 
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I've not had a baby before I stole Caitlin LMAO



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 19:46 PM   4
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I was told to wait until contractions were 3-4 minutes apart and getting unbearable. I managed to get to about 5 minutes apart and got scared. I think when you feel like you would like to be monitored/in a hospital, it's time to get a move on! As for timing them, there is a website somewhere that times them or you just time when one ends to the next starting and keep a list.




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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 19:59 PM   5
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Umm I was told to go in when they were unbearable (waters went first too but they sent me home the first time I went in--was only 1.5 centimeters dilated ) or 3-4 minutes apart. I went in when they were unbearable, I'm a wimp and it hurt



 
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My doctor told me I'm to stay at home and call her if:

- my water breaks
- I bleed like a period
- or my contractions are 5 minutes apart lasting 1 minute.

Is it just me, or does that sound like I have to stay home a longgggggg time potentially?



 
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Oooh i got all excited when i saw this thread. Is something happening?! x



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 23:44 PM   8
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5 mins apart or unbearable! x



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 23:50 PM   9
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i was told the 3-1-1 rule - lasting for more than one hour, contraction a min and 3 mim's apart! though i think it was my bloody hospital being horrible! i would say when its unbearable, but to ring the labour ward when you believe its starting just to let them no, you don't actually have to leave then lots of luck wobbles x



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 00:45 AM   10
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I went into hospital once my contractions were 5mins apart and lasting for about a minute. By that time they were painful.



 
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