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September 23rd, 2009, 06:26 AM
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What sort of contraction pattern did your midwife want you to have before you called her? Did she have any guidelines for when to call her?
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September 23rd, 2009, 07:38 AM
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I think her guidelines were when they were about 5 minutes apart to call her. We called between 5 - 4 minutes apart.
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September 23rd, 2009, 09:48 AM
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We were told to call as soon as we think I am in labor since our primary midwife is still a student and her predecessor needs at least 2 hrs to get here.
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September 23rd, 2009, 11:52 AM
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4-5 minutes. I don't notice them or a pattern until they are 2-3 minutes apart and by then I'm in transition. She lives about 35 minutes away and will hopefully make it in time. I precip. Shortest labor was 47 minutes and longest was 3 hours (#1).
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September 23rd, 2009, 09:00 PM
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When they were 5-1-1 (5 minutes apart, lasting 1 minute, for over an hour) We actually called a bit before to let them know I was in labor, thankfully we did cause she was at another birth
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September 24th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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She asks that we call her as soon as we suspect labor or that it might be coming (so she can rally the troops, arrange childcare, etc.), but not to *really*really* call her until 5-1-1 (5 minutes apart, 1 minute each for 1 hour). That said, since we live so close, she said she'll probably pop by for checks, see what's up and take it from there anyway.
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September 24th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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I will probably call when I get to 6cm. I generally check myself when I think labor has started. I tend to start labor at around 5 minutes apart.
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September 24th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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I just asked this at my last appt since I have never started labor on my own. She said to call if my water breaks or if I have bloody show. She said they would be arriving when contractions were 5 minutes apart, but to give them a call if I am sensing labor just so they can get prepared. They also told my hubby to watch me and call if I seem strange...I tend to be the kind to put off calling people till last minute because I don't want to inconvenience them..LOL!
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