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What are the signs that I am in labor?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Painful contractions

The standard is painful contractions that are every 2-3 minutes and have been coming that frequently for at least an hour, getting closer together and longer. If you have contractions that don't quite fit the pattern and are making you miserable that is probably labor.
Check with your provider for when to go to the hospital.

In brief: Painful contractions

The standard is painful contractions that are every 2-3 minutes and have been coming that frequently for at least an hour, getting closer together and longer. If you have contractions that don't quite fit the pattern and are making you miserable that is probably labor.
Check with your provider for when to go to the hospital.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Labor pains

One factor that diagnoses labor pain---labor pains are repititive after fixed interval of time.
The intensity of pains increases gradually, similarly the interval between the pains decreases gradually.

In brief: Labor pains

One factor that diagnoses labor pain---labor pains are repititive after fixed interval of time.
The intensity of pains increases gradually, similarly the interval between the pains decreases gradually.
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal
Thank
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