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15/04/2016 at 11:13
my baby was due 5 days ago, yesterday I had a failed s&s as the pain was too much, today I'm having what feels like contractions, but I'm not sure if they are just braxtons, i will post a picture of the times I have, can anyone help? The pain is quite intense but hasn't got any worse through the 6 that I have had so far....
15/04/2016 at 16:54
I think they need to be at least every 3-5 minutes and they need to be lasting for at least a minute before theyll say to go in to hospital.. If in doubt give your delivery unit a call and see what they suggest but they'll probably tell you have a couple paracetamol and a warm bath and see what happens. Good luck!
16/04/2016 at 17:40
You may be in early labour but as Stubbornbrit says, they like you to be having regular contractions every 3-5mins & lasting a good 60-90seconds each before you call in. They also want you to be at least 4cm dilated before they consider you in active/established labour (both my girls were born at 41wks so I know it's horrible waiting & guessing)
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