How long can contractions last

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If the pains come with the tightening it is contractions an you should time how long it last an how far apart it is till it happens again.
How long do these usually last for ? Feels like my son is up against my stomach it does t hurt but is uncomfortable.. im 37 +5 ... and im feeling pressure on my bone down there alot especially when im standing...and feeling pain down there.
How long will I have contractions before the baby comes?? I'm 38.5 weeks and I've had contractions on and off for the the last 2 weeks. They are driving me insane. I'm still working and I'm getting on average 8,000 steps on my Fitbit a day.... How can I move this along faster??? He has started putting his head between my pelvis as well and it is pretty painful.
Its been about 10 mins and havent had it again. How long can it be before I should possibly expect another one? And what did yours feel like first starting out?
What does that mean exactly, and how long can this last for? I am having frequent contractions, and they hurt!! There is no pattern to them, they just sort of come whenever. Favorite time seems to be late at night/middle of night..sleeping is becoming a problem and I am getting grumpy!! lol. I somehow think lack of sleep will be easier to deal with because I am taking care of my baby...that's a happy thing! This is not. Anyone else have this go on this long?
Honestly stay in the squatting position as long as you can physically. Especially through the contractions. This is exactly how I was for days until I did squats. My son was born that night.
I would wait to go in until you have them happening more frequently again. Go for a walk. Labor can last a long time, and it's nice to do it where you are comfortable for as long as possible.
I had false labor saturday night,at 10 started like period cramping that would last between 50 to 60 seconds long every 10 mins.
How far along are you.
What do contractions feel like when they are just starting? How long do they usually last when they first start? Are they extremely painful when they first start?
It can be Braxton Hicks
how far apart are they ? if the pains are 5 minutes aprt you need to go to the hosp.
What do your first real contractions feel like? Do they start before or after your water breaks?
(how close together and how long they last) - i was induced with my first and second just happened. Have your waters broken or have you had a show and have you phoned your midwife or nearsest hospital? (sorry lots of questions) This is all you need to know really also are you due or are you early as this is important.
@mybaby1995 that's how I started to but once the contractions get stronger I felt the pain in my lower stomach waist and thighs ugh does it hurt but don't be scared everyone's different(:
Start timing how far apart they come.. And how long they last.. If it continues if contractions.
Okay this may have an obvious answer but what do contractions feel like? Last night I was in labor& delivery for four hours hooked up to the monitors and was having contractions but all I was feeling was a dull back pain I wasn't feeling any of the contractions so I'm not sure how I am supposed to know when I am having them or not my stomach its pretty tight already.
Chances are its ur labour starting. Hopefully they quit stopping and just continue. U cant always judge it by how long they last or how far apart because that maynot b consistent but they shoud get more paiful and not stop. An just remeber that not all contractions are picked up on the monitors. When i was in full labour with my first they were only picking them uplike every 10 mins but they were one after the other so theywere going by my reaction instead. Good luck!
How are you doing? Is your back feeling better? I know the last couple of weeks during pregnancy are especially difficult, and uncomfortable. Back pain is also quite common....hauling around a full term fetus can do a number on your back....good news soon as that thing comes is allll better! I know this sounds stupid, but enjoy these LAST QUIET MOMENTS as much as you can.
then i got my 5th one about 15 minutes after the 4th one which would put me at 5 contractions last 20 seconds each in about a 55-60 minute period. i remained in bed and drank my water and had about 3-4 more of the sharp stabbing pains in my vagina but no more contractions. after an hour of laying in bed and no contractions i decided to get up and start doing things (dishes, laundry...etc.) while bouncing back and fourth to the computer ..the usual. that brings me to now...
How exactly do you time contractions? Ive been having contractions since last night. i Left my bfs house and had two really really painful contractions but they stopped. Today we went to target, which practically killed me, and i had a couple of contractions there. that was earlier today and they stopped. then i woke up from my nap and had 1 long painful contraction. i dont kno wheter its real or not. im 38 weeks. i heard your whole uterus balls up...and it has.
I really understand how you feel, im 24 wees and ive been having them too and they have really scared me at times. I'll get them on and off one day and then not at all the next. I have been drinking lots of water though and i think if you are bent or hunched over doing somthing it doesnt help. I've just tried to lie down when i get them and stretch out.
I'm just gonna have random painful contractions until the big day? Has anyone had this and how long till your big day once they started?
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