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Artiechase Mon 19-Oct-15 22:09:30

My contractions are getting more and more frequent and painful, only about 3 hours between each of them? I'm a first time mum and I've been having contractions for a day now. Should I go in to hospital?

Ladypug Mon 19-Oct-15 22:16:43

Hi Artie, I'm no expert but it sounds like you should get some advice as it seems like a long time to be experiencing contractions but still so far apart. Why not ring the midwife and see what she says?

NickNacks Mon 19-Oct-15 22:18:03

Did you mean to write 3 hours apart?

Artiechase Mon 19-Oct-15 22:23:44

Sorry I meant to write 30 minutes

Ladypug Mon 19-Oct-15 22:35:16

Ah! Definitely call hospital

Runningupthathill82 Tue 20-Oct-15 21:39:30

Give them a call, but I wouldn't think they'll want you to go in yet. It's far better to stay at home and keep comfortable during the early stages anyway.

Other hospitals might be different, but where I am they don't want you to go in until you're having three contractions within 10 minutes - ie one every three minutes.

When I went in with DS the contractions were very strong and two mins apart. It was still another full 24 hours til he was born!

Best of luck with it.

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