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Is It Time To Go To The Hospital Contractions Every 10 Min
Not quite: Generally, if you are at or near full term (40wks/ close to your due date) with an uncomplicated pregnancy, you should wait until your contractions are consistently 5 min apart before you go to the hospital. If your water breaks, you have heavy bleeding, or if your baby is not moving, you should go to the hospital immediately. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more
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
I am a preeclampsia pregnant patient at 34 weeks & I am 3 CM dilated and 80% effaced. Having contractions every hr or so should I go to the hospital?
Yes: Any time you are preterm with complications and having regular contractions, you should be evaluated. You don't want that baby to drop out on your bathroom floor, nor do you want to have a seizure if your preeclampsia worsens as you labor. It is much better to err on the side of being assessed. If everything is stable , they'll send you home. If not, you are where you need to be. ...Read more
I'm 32 weeks pg contractions r 20mins part some strong but not bad. Have had labor stoped 2 times should I go to hospital.Or just wait. I'm dialated 2cm?
40 weeks pregnant. Contractions 3-5 min apart for a little over a hour not horribly painful but very uncomfortable . Should I go to the hospital?
Ask your provider: It's always best to call your OB provider if you're considering going to the hospital because it's easier to get a quick answer and provide more details. If it's your first baby and they've only been going for an hour, they may or may not turn into real labor. It's been a few hours since you asked this, so hopefully it's a little clearer now! Best of luck! ...Read more
Discuss with OB: Decisions about when and where to be evaluated depend a lot on the history of the patient, any risk factors for bleeding, delivering early, problems with baby or mom, even bad weather. If contractions start, pregnant women can begin timing them and noting their strength and call the OB or physician on labor and delivery. If bleeding, preterm, high risk, etc., they can go to hospital by ambulance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been having contractions that are like so freaking painful at what point do i know i need to go to the hospital?
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