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What's the longest you've gone having contractions before you actually went into labor?

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Asked by GinNTonic at 1:17 PM on Jun. 23, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 2 weeks, and they induced the labor.

    Answer by preacherskid at 1:20 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Never. It took two bags of Pitocin to start my contractions and labor... I would guess I was having them prior, because I was dilated to 4cm for over 6 weeks, but I never felt them at all...

    Same story with both my boys... Hopefully things go the same way this time!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:20 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • #1 - from small contractions to breaking a sweat....9-10 hrs
    #2 - induced
    #3 - same as #1

    Im totally text book and boring when I had labor. lol

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 1:30 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I never contracted with #1 before real labor started...that I felt anyway.

    Same with #2.

    Had BH contrax off and on for months with #3, labor was induced. Never going that route again.

    My sister however just had my nephew two weeks ago, and she had hard painful contrax for about 2 months, but she was induced so who knows when she would have went into labor (they induced before her EDD).

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 1:37 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • With the first one, about 24 hours...with the second..two weeks...with awful freakin pains and contractions. Labor took forever....uuggg

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 1:41 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I was induced with my daughter due to some difficulties. They induced me that monday night and when they can and checked on me Tuesday morning at 8 I was 1cm 7 hrs later i got up and walked around and when I got done I was 3 cm they broke my water. They contractions weren't all that bad till after that. Of course i have a low tolerance of pain so when I was 4 cm dialated I swore I was 7 cm I was hurting. I wasn't going to use any drugs whatsoever but I did I didn't think it would hurt so bad to my opinion some women can take I was one that couldn't. I reached 4 cm almost 2 hrs after my water was broken. I reached 5 cm and hour later, 6cm an hour later, 7 cm an hr later, 8 cm 45 mins later, 9cm 30 mins later and 10 cm 20 mins later. Needless to say when the doc said your ready to go hun I said what?? I wasn't ready it went so quick I didn't prepare myself lol. She was born 10:59 pm so total labor 14:59 mins.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Yeah I have been having contractions for two weeks now. Still having them. I was actually told by my doctor that braxton hicks are an out-dated term and that once you start having contractions it's no longer false labor.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 1:43 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • With my first I went into labor as soon as I lost my mucus plug but then they had to break my water.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 1:43 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • My first ever contraction was 7 hours before he was born. LOL None beforehand.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:05 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I never felt contractions. My water just ended up breaking at home at 37 weeks.

    Answer by K-RydesMommy at 3:24 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

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