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how long does a contraction usually last...when they are 5 mins apart

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • There is no set time for a contraction to last based on how close together they are. True labor contractions could be 15 minutes apart and last a long time. It all depends.
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 5:48 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • If you are in active labor and 5 mins apart they should last 45 to 90 seconds.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:53 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • BTW if this is the case it is time for you to go to the hospital or call your midwife if staying home to birth, you are at the end of active labor and will hit transition soon then be ready to push.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:54 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I had Braxton Hicks contractions that lasted 45 to 90 seconds and would be five minutes apart, that's not always accurate. You'll know if it intensifies. If it tapers off it's not true labor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • they about a minute, but everyomes body does it diferently
    erika_wright

    Answer by erika_wright at 7:21 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • could be anywhere from 5 seconds to 2 minutes or so
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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