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June 11th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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A little help please...

I was having quite a few BH contractions this morning and early afternoon.

What is the proper way to time contractions??

My due date is creeping up on me and I want to make sure I'm timing my contractions the correct way in case I have to go to the hospital early.
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June 11th, 2009, 07:06 PM
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I have always been told from the start of one to the start of the next. Wow you really are getting close now!
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June 11th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Okay, and if I get more than four a minute.. that's when I need to call my doctor, right?



I can always ask my doctor tomorrow since I have to go in for my weekly. Things are going too quickly now.
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June 11th, 2009, 09:30 PM
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You time them from the start of one to the start of another. And, while you are timing the frequency of the contractions, you can also time the length of each contraction. They each last about 40-60 seconds. I always called my doc when they were about 4-5 minutes apart. When they start, they're much further apart. The best idea is to ask your doctor because he'll know exactly when you should call and head in. Good luck! KUP!
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June 12th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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Oh wow Jess, you really are getting close!! The other girls have you covered on how to time them.

If you are near a computer, you can use this website - Contraction Master: Your FREE, online contraction timing assistant!
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June 12th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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I was just going to post a link to contractionmaster! Great site, that one! Takes all the thinking out of it.


It's good to know frequency and duration, because sometimes you can get harder/longer contractions that are spaced a little further apart.
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June 12th, 2009, 09:57 AM
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Oh thanks for the website!!

I need that because I can't think. I almost threw my rings away last night. I thought I had a water bottle in my hand. I told DH that my pregnancy brain just hit it's worst level. -sigh-

We both got a good laugh, but it would have sucked digging through there to get them out.
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