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How long can this prelabor stuff last?

im 36 weeks pregnant. and ive been having pretty painful contractions for 5 days now (on and off for the first few) and they were bad enough to wake me up at night. last night they got pretty painful and were coming about every 5 mins for 2-3 hours so i went to the hospital. of course by the time i got there they were only 9 mins apart. and i was only dialted to a one. and eventually my contractions were only coming every 20 mins maybe. all day today they were coming around every 20 but werent too intense. my question is am i going to have these for weeks? or are they going to go away and maybe come back when im a little closer to delivering? anyone else have experiences like this? thank you!

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Asked by xunlucxyx0 at 5:53 AM on Apr. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Some people have it go away. Some have it until baby is born. Some people go early and some quite a while after. Theres no real set thing to go by. Everyone is so different.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:31 AM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Some people contract for weeks. For others, it means labor is right around the corner. All you can do is wait and see.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:56 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

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