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How do I know its time to give birth?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 5-1-1 or 5-1-2

In general, contractions will come and go and may not be labor.
Only when they are regular, every 4-5 min apart or sooner, and when that lasts more than 1-2 hours is it usually labor. If your bag of water breaks, call your doctor and plan to head to hospital. "the rule: 5 min apart, lasting 1 minute, continuing for more than 1-2 hours." always make sure your baby is moving well.

In brief: 5-1-1 or 5-1-2

In general, contractions will come and go and may not be labor.
Only when they are regular, every 4-5 min apart or sooner, and when that lasts more than 1-2 hours is it usually labor. If your bag of water breaks, call your doctor and plan to head to hospital. "the rule: 5 min apart, lasting 1 minute, continuing for more than 1-2 hours." always make sure your baby is moving well.
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