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every 10 minutes or only 5???????

im 38 weeks pregnant and my contractions are every 10 minutes, i know its saposed to be every 5 minutes but does this mean im close to labor?

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Asked by TeenMom17-Mszy at 5:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • could be id go ahead and call your dr and see what they want you to do good luck

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 5:30 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • nope they could be braxton hicks they have to get to every 5 maybe even less then every 5

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Yeah they need to be every 5 or less, btu start packing your bags and get ready in case they start to speed up

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 5:31 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Did your water break yet??if the Answer is no,,your not close.

    Answer by louise2 at 5:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • i'd say if they get progressively worse and stronger and closer together as time goes by its the real thing, if they stay the same its not

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 5:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Keep watching them, and time them. If they get closer or last for a full minute, you need to be checked. ~~ Good Luck!

    Answer by christyg at 5:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Also, try to lay down and see if they go away.~~ A nap might be the best thing right now....if you can sleep, then it's not full labor and you can get the rest that you will need soon!! If they hurt so bad that you can't sleep, and they keep coming, then go to the hospital. =)

    Answer by christyg at 5:36 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • You're probably not going into labor, but you do need to go ahead and call your doctor anyway. It could be something else (like a bladder infection). If it's some kind of infection, it needs to be addressed before you do go into labor. They could just be braxton hicks, but I would go ahead and call your doctor, even if it's just for reassurance.

    Answer by kkennedy07 at 6:06 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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