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how do i know i've started labor? when do i go to the hospital

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Asked by teddybear_momma at 8:00 PM on May. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • when your contractions are 5 minutes apart and last anywhere from 30-60 seconds long for one hour...consistent and strong.

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 8:02 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • you will maybe have backache, or down the legs, you will have pains that come and go in your tummy you prob wont be able to sleep you will be a bit nervous once the pains are 3 minutes apart or your waters break you should make your way to hospital

    Answer by niceandspice at 8:05 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • You may be lucky like me and have your water break, then you know for sure! If that happens, you go ASAP. Or if your contractions are regular and strong and moving around does not make them go away.

    Answer by Indygirl18 at 8:15 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • Time your contractions and if, even with walking and being hydrated, they are getting stronger and closer together, you are in labor =] I didn't wait until they were only 3 or 5 minutes apart. I went when they were about 7 minutes apart, the hospital was an hour away.

    Answer by SandraB383 at 9:34 PM on May. 4, 2009

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