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What do contractions feel like?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey answered

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Bad menstrual cramps: Labor can take 24 to 36 hours. Early on labor pains feel very much like bad menstrual cramps. It can take 12 to 18 hours to get into active labor. The contractions of active labor are intense and come every 3 to 5 minutes. You usually cannot talk or walk during an active labor contraction.

Answered 1/7/2017

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Dr. Daniel Lee answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Muscle cramps: Contractions feel like muscle cramps that we often get in our calf region but instead it is in a woman's abdominal region. If you are concerned you may be having contractions then you need to call your OB physician.

Answered 7/30/2016

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