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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it that helpful to have an accurate record of my contractions?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Most obs want to know approximately how far apart the contractions are. For example, "i have been having contractions 5 to 7 minutes apart for an hour and they are getting stronger, " or "i am having 10 to 12 contractions in an hour.".
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Not necessarily. The pattern and frequency gives the likely progression range and can let your caregiver know that a problem is occurring.
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