CTG (TOCO) readings

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  1. diz

    diz Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what the tocography reading would be on a CTG machine if you were having Braxton Hicks, and then what would the reading be for true uterine contractions...?

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  2. lou1979

    lou1979 Mummy to 3 beautiful boys

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    i was on the CTG machine for a few days last week, and mine started at 10 toco and reached 36, she said that was normal for 29 weeks.
     
  3. Marg_27

    Marg_27 ✿ Proud Mummy of 2 ✿

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    they say that anything over 25% is a true contraction. When they put me on the monitor before they sent me to labour suite my contractions were reading 85%.
    HTH :hugs:
     
  4. diz

    diz Well-Known Member

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    Lou - thats normal for the base line isn't it...... that would have been picking up uterine movements from your breathing, general movements and babies movements, but there were would not have been any uterine contractions if it were at those levels....??? is that right...?
     
  5. diz

    diz Well-Known Member

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    no i still don't understand .... percentage of what...??????? the CTG i was on didn't give percentages just a number.... sorry for being a pain Marg.
     
  6. Vici

    Vici Mum to a LTTC princess!!

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    Mine went up to about 35 last time I was on and no mention of contractions or BHs :)
     
  7. Marg_27

    Marg_27 ✿ Proud Mummy of 2 ✿

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    the numbers are the percentages lol sorry for confuzzlin you :flower:
    so, like i said, over 25 for a true contraction (mild) and mine were at 85 before i went to labour suite (and i was 5cm dilated).
    Any clearer??
     
  8. diz

    diz Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marg - when i had to go into hospital on friday night my reading was 150 and i couldn't really feel a thing.
     
  9. Vici

    Vici Mum to a LTTC princess!!

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    150? You sure that wasn't something else? Like HB?
     
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    diz Well-Known Member

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    no the babies HB was from 135 - 165 the 150 was deffo the uterine contractions. The MW even asked if i could feel anything. When i said brax hix she laughed and couldn't believe i wasn't in any pain. They stared off every 7 mins, then progressed to every 5 mins.
     
  11. Vici

    Vici Mum to a LTTC princess!!

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    Thats certainly something! My sister, like Marg, was about 90ish i think having full blown contractions at 8cm!! :)
     
  12. diz

    diz Well-Known Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I'm getting them all the time. I'm at home and i can feel that they keep coming, and coming, and coming, same intensity as on friday night - don't hurt at all....
     
  13. Vici

    Vici Mum to a LTTC princess!!

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    When you start having contractions you'll be off the chart :D
     
  14. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Mummy to Adam and Joel

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    I was having painless tightenings when I went for a trace at 40w and they were registering up to 100. I had no idea they were contractions till the mw said. Next day same thing. Two days on and the same but with a small amount of discomfort and coming regularly, every 5 mins. Baby came next day. Believe me they got painful. :)
     
  15. xxxleeleexxx

    xxxleeleexxx mum to DD & DS

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    mine went up to just over 70 and i couldnt feel them!! they were very irregular but more than 10 an hour and was told i had an irritable uterus!
     
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    i was monitored at 25 weeks and saw the machine go to 30ish but i remember when in proper contractions and labour last time around it was up to 75+ xxx
     
  17. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    I went in with pain last weekend and was admitted for a couple of days so spent quite a bit of time on the monitor, and the toco reading was betwen 8 and 12 the majority of the time, occasionally creeping up to 17/18 ish and then back down. At one point i did a really violent sneeze and it shot up to 35%, the midwife pointed it out on the graph afterwards :laugh2:

    As it's a percentage though i figured that 100% would have to be the highest? :huh: That's a scary enough thought as it is, considering how much my uterus contracted and only got to 35! :help:
     

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