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When to go to hospital

(14 Posts)
Inwaiting Mon 27-Jun-16 03:06:41

I've been having what I think are contractions for around an hour now. They last about a minute and are coming every 7-10 mins.

The contractions aren't very strong. Just feel like mild period pains.

Waters still in tact but ive had two shows last few days.

When should I call triage? I think they said when contractions are every 5 mins lasting 1.30-2mins.

Just5minswithDacre Mon 27-Jun-16 03:09:50

I think they said when contractions are every 5 mins lasting 1.30-2mins.

That sounds about right.

If there's no hope of sleep, you could try a nice warm bath?

Inwaiting Mon 27-Jun-16 03:17:18

Thanks lovely. Had a bath a short while ago smile they're bearable. Do you think I should try to sleep? I'm a bit worried they'll stop if I lie down.

Just5minswithDacre Mon 27-Jun-16 03:21:13

With number two, I got comfy in bed and read and entire novel while waiting for them to hit five minutes. They just slowly gathered speed. (Similar with the other two but not quite so extreme smile) So, IME, they don't stop if you lay down.

Just5minswithDacre Mon 27-Jun-16 03:21:35

lie down

Just5minswithDacre Mon 27-Jun-16 03:22:15

And if you can get some sleep, you might be glad later.

Inwaiting Mon 27-Jun-16 03:24:53

Thanks ladies. currently on the sofa wrapped up in blankets. Will try to sleep if i can. I'm pretty sure they're contractions as they ease off.

Inwaiting Mon 27-Jun-16 03:27:10

Should I time them now or just wait until they get stronger?

Loraline Mon 27-Jun-16 03:32:53

Rest now. Absolutely put your phone away and rest while you can. You'll need your energy.

Start timing when they feel stronger, longer and very regular. Good luck!

Inwaiting Mon 27-Jun-16 05:09:03

Thanks all. I've just woken up again they're getting a bit intense now. I've also had more blood (very pale pink) this is third day in a row now do you think it's still a show?

orangebird69 Mon 27-Jun-16 05:23:30

Sounds like it. I stayed at home after my waters broke until I couldn't take the pain anymore.

ArmfulOfRoses Mon 27-Jun-16 05:27:08

You can get an app to time them I'm sure, good luck flowers

sepa Mon 27-Jun-16 08:55:03

If your unsure you can always call the delivery ward and ask them.

Good luck flowers

KayTee87 Mon 27-Jun-16 09:13:18

At my antenatal classes the mw said if you're having 3 contractions in 10 minutes, you can't talk through a contraction anymore or you're really struggling with the pain and need some support. X

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