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.
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
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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