Top 20 Doctor insights on: Contraction minute apart

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Is it possible for real contractions to be days apart?

Is it possible for real contractions to be days apart?

Yes: Contractions occur often but become more frequent and closer together -and usually stronger- as pregnancy nears delivery. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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When timing contractions are they suppose to be like 5 minutes apart on the dot or like 5 then 8 then 6 then 5?

When timing contractions are they suppose to be like 5 minutes apart on the dot or like 5 then 8 then 6 then 5?

Generally: Generally you would wait until the contractions are fairly regular and close to five minutes. Look for less variation in time. ...Read more

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I have been feeling contractions that are a few minutes apart for about 10 or 25 minutes but then they go away. What could that be?

I have been feeling contractions that are a few minutes apart for about 10 or 25 minutes but then they go away. What could that be?

You're having a baby: Get help! You are in labor & need to get to your obstetrician or midwife. If you do not have one go directly to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. If you are out of time call 911 or find the nearest adult & ask for their help. If you broke your waters (sudden flood of clear fluid from your vagina that you might have thought was urine) then the baby is very close. If not you may have time. ...Read more

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I'm in my last month nd I'm week apart from my due date I feel of some contractions but I didn't see the bloody show as they say am I in contractions?

Maybe: You could be in early labor or you could be having Braxton-Hicks contractions. Either way, you should give your doctor a call and let them know how frequent your contractions are coming. ...Read more

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I'm 30weeks (hbr 7.23)yesterday I was contracting 4minutes apart also spotting I'm not dilating contraction stopped with IV what could of caused this?

Early contractions: You don't really want to have contractions or labor at 30 weeks, but the uterus often starts toning up for the soon to happen labor and you can feel contractions (often called braxton hicks contractions). You also don't want your cervix to open. Mild temporary spotting is common; continued bleeding should be checked. If any symptoms continue that worry you, get checked. ...Read more

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How far apart should contractions be before you go to the hospital?

Talk with your doc: This is highly variable, depends upon how many previous childbirths (if any) and how far away you are from the hospital and many other factors like how far along you are. Prepare ahead of time and discuss this with your doc or midwife early in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have real contractions days apart? I'm almost 38 weeks and I feel my contractions are too strong to be false.

Is it possible to have real contractions days apart? I'm almost 38 weeks and I feel my contractions are too strong to be false.

Possible: It is possible but nothing to worry about. Time your contractions. If you feel they are becoming stronger and more frequent, then contact your ob. If you are ever unsure about something it is always best to get in touch with your ob. Good luck! ...Read more

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How far apart should my contractions be if I'm in labor?

How far apart should my contractions be if I'm in labor?

Active vs. Prodromal: Early labor (prodromal) usually has contractions that are widely spaced 10 to 30 minutes apart. Active progressive labor will shorten that interval to 2 to 3 minutes apart continuously to effectively dilate the cervix. ...Read more

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36 weeks 3cm 70effaced -3 fourth child no plug how much longer contractions 1 hr apart?

Predicting Labor: I am a bit surprised that you would interrupt your active labor to send a question on this app. But, as I am sure you know at your age, there is no way to predict how long your labor will be. I would guess that by the time you read this you have already delivered your baby. ...Read more

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Having contractions that are 25 minutes apart for 3 days now. How long can I have these contractions at this consistency till I go into labor?

A long time: Assuming you are at least 37 weeks pregnant and less than 41 weeks, this is latent labor (your body getting ready for real labor) and can last many days or even a week or two. Be sure to keep your appointments! If you are earlier or later than the weeks listed, call your doctor today. ...Read more

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Mar plac prev 2bleeds 1day apart 2nd heavier than 1st at 31wks given med 2 stop contractions&steriod shot have, 34 wks what are chances of preterm birt?

Depends: A marginal placenta previa may not cause a preterm birth, but may cause extra bleeding close to term and durin labor. Since blood is an irritant, some women deliver a little early with this problem. Pelvic rest is important and avoid heavy lifting. Let your doctor know if you are bleeding as this can mean a serious problem. ...Read more

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40 weeks, steady, painful contractions 5-6 mins apart, 2cm dialated &' 60% effaced. Passing bloody show. &' still Got sent home? Why?

40 weeks, steady, painful contractions 5-6 mins apart, 2cm dialated &' 60% effaced. Passing bloody show. &' still Got sent home? Why?

Contractions: Usually you get watched and monitored for a couple of hours and if you are making no changes then you are sent home with precautions, meaning reasons to come back to the hospital. You weren't making any progress and your baby looked good so your doctor felt it was early labor and you didn't need to be in the hospital yet. Good luck, babies always come out, they never stay in! ...Read more

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28weeks preg. Having contraction 3min apart called dr on call and he said drink a lot of water and lay down why is that all he said?

Unsure why: If you are having contractions 3 minutes apart, you should go to labor & delivery. L&d is open 24 hours a day to serve pregnant women. Best of luck! ...Read more

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36wk preg & started having 40sec contractions about 5m apart for around 5-6hr then they stopped & now occur 2-3x in a hour! In labor or no?

Labor pain or not?: At 36 weeks after a day at work standing or walking, contractions are normal. This may occur over the last several weeks of pregnancy. First make sure you are at 36 weeks and not near 39 or 40 weeks. This is probably not labor, so lie quietly for a couple hours. If the cramps come every two to three minutes, call your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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