I need some advice about contractions urgently

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  1. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    So I am officially in quite a bit of pain and discomfort, on off contractions since this afternoon and they are finally getting some regularity.

    I've been timing for about 40 minuites roughly.. they have been 9 minuites 8 minuites and then 10 minuites apart give or take missing a few seconds while rushing to open my contraction timer on my phone, so that's not as regular as I want, however they have all lasted just over 2 minuites each!

    What is the contraction rule at the moment? It's been a long time for me :haha:
     
  2. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    This is what's going on so far... any insight?

     
  3. SummerMother

    SummerMother Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends the hospital. Often the 5-1-1 is followed (every 5mins-lasting a minute long-for a full hour).

    I’ve heard the 4-1-1 & 3-1-1 as well. I think I’d go by how long it’s going to take you to get to the hospital. The farther the hospital is I’d go with 5-1-1 the closer then I’d go more 4-1-1. I however hate waiting around the hospital. I usually walk in ready to push.
     
  4. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    These seem to be over 5 minuites apart, but lasting just over two minuites each instead of the usual minuite, they are reallllllly painful, however I'm gonna wait it out for the last minuite, hospital is just 15/20 mins away with traffic, it will be quieter during the night if we need to make a dash
     
  5. SummerMother

    SummerMother Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t think 2 min long contractions are unheard of. May just be the norm in this situation. I think the more important number is going 5 mins or less in between contraction and having them last a full hour.

    Intensity too. There comes a point where you can’t walk during a contraction. That is my first cue to get to the hospital. I’m about 15-20 mins away depending on traffic as well.
     
  6. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    That's my problem as well! I'm hardly in excruciating pain with contractions until around 7cms, so it's hard to me to judge my own situation! I guess I'll take it easy and see how it goes, I am in pain, but at this rate and my pain tolerance I could go on for much longer
     
  7. SummerMother

    SummerMother Well-Known Member

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    I have high pain tolerances as well. My body also likes to go from 5cm to 10cm in an hour or two tops so that mix is the worst situation ever haha.

    I’m on my 3rd due in Feb and I’m going to try and be more aware and leave myself time to get to the hospital since we willl be battling a winter storm I’m sure! Our February is usually the worst weather.

    Wish you well!
     
  8. OnErth&InHvn

    OnErth&InHvn Mom to 4

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    Call your midwife and ask
     
  9. bobster

    bobster 2 perfect boys & 1 gorgeous girl

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    How are you getting on hlx?
     
  10. Hollie West

    Hollie West Well-Known Member

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    Eeeeeek how exciting!!!
    Hope to see a birth post in the morning!
    Good luck chick xx
     
  11. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney 40 and wtt 2021

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    Hon I really think this is it.
    In the uk its 3 2 1

    Contractions every 3 mins lasting 2 mins for an hour.
    If this is you get to hospital hon.

    Good luck
     
  12. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney 40 and wtt 2021

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    When my real contractions started they lasted 2 mins when they started eeeeeek. I have it all crossed for you hon.
    This has to be it.
     
  13. Bevziibubble

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    Sounds like this could be it! Good luck!
     
  14. Hollie West

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    Thinking of you hun x
     
  15. jujusflo1986

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    How is it going hon. Thinking of you
     
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  17. Bevziibubble

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    How are you doing?
     
  18. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney 40 and wtt 2021

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    I really think shes had the baby or is in labour I have a gut feeling.
    Good luck honey :yipee:
     
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  19. Bevziibubble

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    I think so!
     
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  20. swedengirl

    swedengirl Well-Known Member

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    Fx you're right Sugger! Hope you're doing ok HLx!!
     
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