Timing contractions,.

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  1. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to be daft ladies...

    do u time how long it hurts for, or how long your stomach stays hard for?


    thanks heaps x x x:hug:
     
  2. LilMama2be

    LilMama2be Mommy to a Princess

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    I've heard 30-50 seconds. but i could be wrong. as i haven't been in labor before.
     
  3. Ravelyn

    Ravelyn Well-Known Member

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    To time contractions, you time from the end of one to the beginning of another.

    Unless you are timing the length of each contraction, but they may vary.
     
  4. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    SO sorry to say this again, but is the contraction how long ur stomach stays hard for or how long it hurts for?
     
  5. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    I always timed from when I first felt it to when it went away
     
  6. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    When i had them i always timed then while i had the pain, they lasted between 30-50 seconds but i know people say they get longer and closer together as your labour progresses
     
  7. wishes

    wishes Mummy of two :)

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    Hospital told me to time from beg of one contraction to beg of next, thats all we need to worry about.

    (Its hard to tell how long its lasting as its so subjective without all the hospital machines.)
     
  8. cybermum

    cybermum MUM TO 2 BOYS.

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    I was told to time from start of one and they should last roughly 30-40 seconds and peak like a rolling wave.Then just go as fast as they appear.
     
  9. Gwizz

    Gwizz Boys Rule!

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  10. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    thanks heaps girls, so best to time how long in between then?:hug:
     
  11. pink_cabbage

    pink_cabbage Beccy & Esmée

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    I'm so glad someone else has asked this question 'cause I was starting to worry and wonder whether I was thick! (Not that I'm saying you're thick... I just know that I am, and get myself in a muddle!)
     
  12. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    lol i felt very thick asking it....:rofl: :blush:
     
  13. Twist

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    I was in hospital last night and apparently having a lot of contractions, I wasn't having any pain with them though, just could feel the tightening and a bit of uncomfortable tingling, yet they were still being recorded as contractions, so I would say to time the length of the tightness that you feel, not neccesrily the pain involved to get the "length" or "duration" of the contraction, And yes, as the others have said you should record them from the start of one to the start of the other to determine how often they are occuring
     
  14. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks heaps girls:hug:
     

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