Contractions started about 2 hours ago, they were 3mins apart lasting about 30-40 seconds. Since then have got slightly further apart about 4-5 mins but more painful. Mw at birthing unit advised to wait and see. This is my second labour, first was 11 hours all together.
How long should I wait and what would make me go in if they already so close?!
its sounds like you are getting going now. I would wait to let them get back to 3 mins at this level of intensity and then go in. Watch out for a sudden change of gear, as this is your 2nd! ie :a bloody show :water breaking :pressure sensation deep in the pelvis :wanting a poo :much bigger contraction.
How painful are the contractions? And how long are they? If they're really strong and lasting a minute I'd say get yourself to the unit to be checked regardless of the what the MW says. Second labours can be much faster and your first wasn't particularly long.
Contractions seem to be tailing off . Not had a proper one for at least ten mins so wondering if it's worth going in yet. The MW I saw two weeks ago wondered if it was OP but then two more midwives checked and said it was in a good position. Waters not broken yet either. I wasn't expecting it to go like this! dH keeps saying its a 'false alarm' which is quite annoying as the contractions can still be bloody painful!