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Contraction Minute Apart
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
Baby coming: Not very long. Hope you are in the hospital as you are going to have your baby very soon. ...Read more
If am getting contractions 2-3mins apart should I go to L&D?? They are coming & going for an hr or 2.
Yes immediately: You need to go immediately. It is best to deliver your baby with a medical personnel in attendance. All the best ...Read more
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
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
I'm 2 weeks away from having my baby, and I'm having contractions that are 2-4 minutes apart. What does this mean?
It means call: Your doctor and go to er now. ...Read more
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
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
39w3d. 3 days constant 7min apart very painful contractions. Only 2.5 CM and 50%-sent home twice. Can't eat sleep etc. Due to pain. Help?!
Early labor: All babies come out eventually. Sounds like you are getting very close. Discuss options with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
How do you tell cramping from contractions. They are consistent but still 30 min apart. And they hurt really bad. I can't sleep threw them.
Call OB: Please sign off of the internet and call your OB urgently. ...Read more