How long can you have contractions before you go into labor

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I'm a FTM and I just wanted to know when did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> ladies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> with your first? Was it painful? Does it hurt when they're coming out? Does the IV hurt? how long was it before you were up and walking? What pains did you have after? It would be really helpful if someone answered.
It really sounds like just from the membrane sweep, the mucus blood is just the discharge if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> are getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> i would say <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> might <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> labour soon or the next couple days. But really it is hard to say. When they do the membrane sweep they irritate the cervix so that it starts to contract and you start to dilate. SO that is why you bleed.
It depends, you should be feeling pain if they're contractions, sometimes when its early labour it may feel abit like period pain in conjuction with your tummy going hard, I would hop into a warm bath or shower and see if this settles them down some what,m if it does then its more than likely that they're b/hicks, if not you maybe in the early stages of labour, if so they should be regular, and as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> still talk through them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> shouldnt need to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> to the hospital, its when they are
Unless your cramping starts coming and going, going to your back (in a regular, timeable pattern) or you get painful contractions/your water breaks, it's not necessary to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> to the doctors. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> still work, the more active <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> are, the better chance <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>have</span> of dilating more, and losing more of your mucus plug & getting started with labor sooner! If your discharge becomes very bloody you should also contact L&D. good luck!! Hopefully labor comes to both of us soon!
first of all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>have</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> timed ur <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span>? (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> 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.
labor contractions terminate with birth, BH <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> don't. Yes, it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> on for a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time. If <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> are only 35 weeks, let your doctor know if you are getting more than 6-7 in an hour. The problems of the birth of a near term infant, while not life threatening, are often avoidable. A 35-36 weeker can have problems with feeding, jaundice, blood sugar, breathing, and temperature regulation.
Thank you. I know it is different for everyone, thats why I like to hear a variety of ladie's experiences. So thank you.
I ended up with an emergency c-section after 20 hours of labor (at the hospital) because I'm too small to deliver a baby vaginally, so with my second I was scheduled for a c-section at 39 weeks and that night I was uncomfortable and couldn't sleep all night but I thought it was because I was nervous but when I got to the hospital and was being preped for surgery the nurse goes did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> know you're in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span>, and now I'm 33 weeks with #3 and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>have</span> been contracting on and off for weeks and my baby i
They were concerned at the rate the contractions were coming so i had to wait around and see my Dr. She did some test to check and see if i was going to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> in the next two weeks. They had to send it to the hospital to get the results, so they won't know anything on that until tomorrow. Then she checked my cervix and there wasn't enough going on down there to send me to the hospital (thankfully!!).
the one thing that the doctor did say is that if i <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> after 34 weeks they will not stop it. she said it was a major developmental turning point and the baby will come out with only small problems like jaundice and having a hard time eating but would only spend a week or so in the hospital. i cant wait for the next 4-5 days to pass to get there...just in case. good luck to you.
So my best friend in 22 weeks pregnant and due in the middle of Feburary but wants me to be there for the birth. I live 45 minutes to an hour away depending on traffic. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> with your first baby? I don't want to miss it and she is worried I might. If I am at work it maybe closer to 2 hours since I will have to have the parent of the kids I'm watching come home from work so I can leave. Was your first labor fast?
Some women could be dilated and take forever to get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span>, others <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>go</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> when they aren't even dilated. Walking and sex are the big ones. We have an exercise ball that I used when I was pregnant, at about 38 weeks that was the only thing I could sit on that was comfortable. you can get them pretty cheep if you decide you need/want one (Many also come with DVD's that can help get you back in shape after the baby too). good luck!
Ok so do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> just know when you're going <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span>? What the heck do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>contractions</span> feel like? Something weird is going on but I don't want to get all freaked out for nothing. I kind of feel like this is it but I'm only 38 weeks. What should I do?
If your having contravtions and its preterm labor go in to hospital if you wait to long it may be to late for them to help you
I'm 38w & 4d today I went to the doctor & found out I was 3cm, so my doctor stripped my membranes. That was at about 2pm. how long could it be before labor starts & what can I do to help it progress?
Im worried when my contractions kick in im going to deliver before i get to the hospital! Anyone gone thro this? how long were you in early labor?
I always call <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> and delivery. My first baby I had no pain. If you get clear out bloody fluid then that's a sure sign.
I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> wish <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> could <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>have</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>have</span> carried your little one longer. I don't wish for anyone to have to deal with a child being in NICU. I do know what your going thru with your lil one being in NICU cuz my soon to be 8 year old son was there for 3 weeks after I had him. And I did carry him til 40 weeks. If I wasn't high risk, I would gladly carry this one as long as I have to. But since I'm high risk and he is already big, my doc doesn't want me going past my due date.
My moms water broke with my sister on the morning of her scheduled Csection, a lot of ppl I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>have</span> gone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>before</span> scheduled date. But if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>have</span> not gone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>into</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>labor</span> then yes there is new laws trying to prevent doctors from inducing and scheduling Csections before the week of 39. That is why you hear people talking about how they changed full term from 37 weeks to 39.
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