Labour?!

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  1. Harriet123

    Harriet123 Active Member

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    I had my show on Tuesday AM and since i've had contractions on and off.
    They've started to become 10 mins apart from 3pm-ish this afternoon and are still coming every 10 mins, they're lasting for about 45 second on average.

    This is my third baby, shall i wait till they get to 5 mins apart (instead of 10) before i call the hospital?
     
  2. mum2liam

    mum2liam Well-Known Member

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    i would just give them a call, they will probably just tell you to have a bath and take paracetomol, usually a bath will either settle them down or speed them up.

    good luck hope all goes well for you xx
     
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    If the bath settles them down will they not be proper contractions?
    Cos i keep thinking somethings happening but then i've been having them since Tuesday so never no if they're just gonna stop again or calm down.
     
  4. mum2liam

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    they say that contractions are meant to get progressively worse, im not saying your not in labour, i was always told a bath and some paracetamol when i would ring up with previous 2.

    im having so many braxton hicks this past 2 weeks that i didn't experience with previous 2, and some of them are pretty sore!

    how many weeks are you? xx
     
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    I'm 10 days over my due date, if i call is it the delivery suite that i ring?
     
  6. mum2liam

    mum2liam Well-Known Member

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    wow, ok yeah it will be the delivery suite that you call.

    good luck!!

    xx
     
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    Tried calling the maternity assessment centre which the midwife gave me :S The women just kept asking how i felt, if i needed to go to hospital or if i'm ok..
    I thought she was supposed to tell me?! I've no idea what i should do.
    So tried calling the delivery suite and she cut me off and said she'd put me through to the maternity assessment centre so i put the phone down when it went onto hold as that's who i'd already spoken to.

    so none the wiser really..
     
  8. mum2liam

    mum2liam Well-Known Member

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    i guess she was suggesting if you were in alot of pain with the contractions.
    if you are concerned just give them a call back up and explain that your not that sure what you should do and see what she suggests.

    xx
     
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    I think i'll go jump in the bath and see what happens after that!

    Thanks for your help :)

    xxx
     

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