how do you know when it's time?

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  1. momof2babies

    momof2babies Well-Known Member

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    I feel crazy asking this question since I already have 2 kids, but how do you know when its time? with ds the contractions came strong and hard. by the time they were 3 minutes apart I was pretty much blinded with pain. With dd she was very early so nothing happened like a regular labor just some light cramps and out popped a baby. I've had contractions for about 6 hours now, they started out every 30 min. Now they're every 3 min and have been for an hour now but I can still walk and talk through them.

    I live 45 minutes from the hospital so I don't want to go too soon but im only 36 weeks so don't want to wait too long either and water hasn't broken yet.
     
  2. TMonster

    TMonster Well-Known Member

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    If the contractions have not stopped and seem to be getting closer together, which it sounds like they have been, given your history, I would probably go get checked out just to be safe or maybe wait until they are 3 min apart for about 2 hours, take a warm bath etc. and if they continue then go get looked at.
     
  3. lovehearts

    lovehearts Well-Known Member

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    I would ring the hospital and ask them if they think you should go in. With being that far from the hospital I would probably go in just in case x
     
  4. whistle

    whistle Well-Known Member

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    I always heard that if it's before 37 weeks you should call, especially with them being regular and getting closer.
     
  5. Pearls18

    Pearls18 Well-Known Member

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    Even though I was getting contractions 5 mins apart, incredibly painful, I still didn't believe I was in labour until the MW checked me and said 6cm lol. I was an hour from the hospital, my contractions were 5 mins apart so the MW sent me straight in, just as well as I gave birth within an hour of getting there, only being in labour for 4 hours. I personally wouldn't risk that again seeing as second labours are supposed to be quicker, so for me, as soon as I got any contractions I would go straight in.
     
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    NewAtThis13 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like labor! I would def call.
     
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    Pearls18 Well-Known Member

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    (Oh and yes I would be enroute now if I were you too!! Good luck!!!)
     
  8. momof2babies

    momof2babies Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help! I got every thing in the car about to go and then they stopped so I went to bed got a nap and now they're starting all over. Right now they're coming every 10 min. Being 36 weeks they said they wouldn't stop labor but they won't help it along either.
     

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