Ok so they say to count contractions from the beginning of one to the beginning of the next. How does that work? How can you tell how far apart they are if you start timing at the beginning of one to the beginning of the next and how long they last? That doesnt make sense to me. Do I keep the timer running for the whole of the first contraction then stop it at the beginning of the next and start it again? I never had to worry about that with my daughter because water broke before I even felt a contraction. Also does it hurt when the doctor has to break your water for you?Answer Question
Answer by Melbornj at 10:40 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
If your contraction starts at 8:00 and the next one is at 8:05, then they are 5 minutes apart. So now you start timing the next contraction at 8:05 and the one after that starts at 8:08, then they are 3 minutes apart. Does that help?
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:42 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:09 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
Answer by doulala at 2:25 AM on Jun. 16, 2011