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contractions between 15-30 seconds long........

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StarlightMcKenzie Tue 26-Aug-08 17:43:00

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StarlightMcKenzie Tue 26-Aug-08 18:12:32

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amazonianadventure Tue 26-Aug-08 18:27:17

no idea,ill go look up my textbook

FAQ Tue 26-Aug-08 18:29:27

my longest contraction with DS3 was about 40 seconds, I also said no internals for him - but did agree to one when I first got to the hospital - just to make sure I was in labour (as I didn't believe I actually was) - didn't have any more for the duration

ajm200 Tue 26-Aug-08 18:33:43

Everyone is different. I guess it doesn't matter as long as they get the job done.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 26-Aug-08 19:24:08

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FAQ Tue 26-Aug-08 19:27:11

oh - and before I had my one internal the MW told me that I was definitely in labour, even though they were really short contractions - told me there was no doubt lol

lljkk Tue 26-Aug-08 19:29:13

A good MW knows that rules of thumb are only that -- generalisations. So it depends partly how much of a jobsworth you have whether they take you seriously. With 2nd+ time mothers, you usually know what you're feeling, and they take you more seriously, I reckon.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 26-Aug-08 20:11:07

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