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when should i call the dr.. i am timing contractions now????

i have been having contractions for the last couple of days but not very strong ones.. i can feel them a lot more now... i am timing them on contraction master when should i call the dr. i just turned 37 weeks..
it hurts in my back and they move around to my belly my whole stomach tightens up and my lower stomach feel very crampy..

 
brittanybell

Asked by brittanybell at 10:56 PM on Jul. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • a good rule of thumb is every 5 minutes or less for an hour straight. If one 7-minuter gets in there you have to start all over lol
    Mindi7806

    Answer by Mindi7806 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • call now and ask . My doctor told me when they are so bad I can't talk or walk through them, or when they are 5 mins apart.
    OwensMama824

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 10:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • So if the contractions all lasting a long time and only 3 minutes apart it might be a good idea to.
    rlapierre03

    Answer by rlapierre03 at 10:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • I wouldnt call the Dr. I would wait until my contractions were 5 or 6 minutes apart and I would just GO to the hospital.

    Of course if he is the only Dr on call or something I would call him....mine were just always there...anytime of the day or night...lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • here are my results so far.. my dr is only about 10 minutes away but i want to wait as long as possible.. i have a dr appoint tomorrow at 2:45



    Stopped Stopped Stopped Stopped
    10:59:40 PM 11:00:10 PM 0:29 3 m, 15 s
    10:56:25 PM 10:56:48 PM 0:22 5 m, 22 s
    10:51:03 PM 10:51:19 PM 0:16 2 m, 14 s
    10:48:49 PM 10:49:24 PM 0:34 4 m, 58 s
    10:43:51 PM 10:45:10 PM 1:19 3 m, 11 s
    10:40:39 PM 10:41:53 PM 1:13 5 m, 45 s
    10:34:55 PM 10:35:16 PM 0:21 4 m, 31 s
    10:30:23 PM 10:31:21 PM 0:57 1 m, 20 s
    10:29:03 PM 10:29:24 PM 0:20 ----
    brittanybell

    Answer by brittanybell at 11:03 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • how long should i time them before i call 1 hour or 30 minutes
    i just went in with my first i have been having them 4 days with this one
    brittanybell

    Answer by brittanybell at 11:04 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Girl, call the damn doctor, you're in labor!!
    motherofanaries

    Answer by motherofanaries at 11:08 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • I was induced on Thursday. When my contractions had been two minutes apart for about an hour and a half, that's when they went ahead with the epidural and breaking of my water. So if you are already that close together I would go ahead and go on in or at least call. I can say this, I could walk through my contractions all the way up until the epidural. Don't get me wrong, they hurt, but I've heard some women say that they didn't ever get very strong until the water broke.
    ajguinn

    Answer by ajguinn at 11:08 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • ok thank you everyone i am going to call and see what they want me to do i have been having them for a couple of days and they had me on meds to stop them a couple of weeks ago..
    HOPEFULLY they will let me have her...
    brittanybell

    Answer by brittanybell at 11:13 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

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