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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).
Aeon, mama to Grace, 12/04; Evangeline, 11/06; Duncan, 11/08 ; and Henry, 12/09. Ruby Matilda Rose due early December.
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.
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!