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how long do contractions usually last?

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mamakat21

Asked by mamakat21 at 2:03 AM on Feb. 14, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Until they end lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:09 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • nice! ok smart a s s.....seriously. Are they usually around 4min? 2min? what? jerko!
    mamakat21

    Answer by mamakat21 at 2:12 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • It depends on you. If you are in labor, you will notice a pattern. Say, you don't time how long they are, just the time in between. Go to a contraction calculator website that may help you
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • Yeah I am on one now that someone referred me to earlier, I was just curious if there was a "usual" amount of time a contraction lasted.
    mamakat21

    Answer by mamakat21 at 2:18 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • No, sorry.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • during the latent stage of labor, contraction time varies. In active labor, contractions will be every 5-15 minutes but only last for 20-30 seconds, and during transitional labor, they usually occur every 3-6 minutes and last for about 30-60 seconds-this is the most intense part, but it is also the shortest phase of labor.
    wassej

    Answer by wassej at 2:35 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • hmmm...cause mine have been lasting 2-5 min every 30 min or so. strange. Maybe it's NOT labor hmmmmmmm.....
    mamakat21

    Answer by mamakat21 at 3:14 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • There is a pattern that goes on with those. It depends on how far dialated you are. The beginning stage they usually last around 20-30 seconds. But towards the end they will come more close together and last alot longer.
    MadisynsMom0114

    Answer by MadisynsMom0114 at 1:12 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

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