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    Default Irregular contractions - how long til they should become regular?

    My waters broke at 2.45pm today and I've been in the hospital for about 3hrs now. Contractions are coming 3-6 minutes apart but pretty irregular and quite bearable. How long does this stage normally go on for before turning into regular contractions with real pain??

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    Mine stayed like that until I was fully dilated. I was waiting for the "real" contractions to start & they never did. Stayed at 1m contractions every 3-4 minutes for about 10 hours & totally bearable.

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    I hope that happens to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGirl77 View Post
    My waters broke at 2.45pm today and I've been in the hospital for about 3hrs now. Contractions are coming 3-6 minutes apart but pretty irregular and quite bearable. How long does this stage normally go on for before turning into regular contractions with real pain??
    1st bub? My first - it was 14hrs from when my waters broke and then I was put on syntocin for 7hrs before bub was born.

    2nd - waters broke and then 31hrs later i was contracting 3 in 10min. Bub born 2,5hrs later.

    I had 2 posterior bubs. Waters breaking abd irregular contractions are usually indicators of posterior positioning.

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    My waters broke at 7pm the night before and the midwives kept telling me I wasn't in established labour untill 1pm the next day. To peed up the labour they got me walking sideways up and down the stairs... like a crab... (by then I was willing to try anything lol). Hope it all goes well and your holding your bundle of joy very soon xx

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    My waters broke first as well but contractions were regular from the get go...pain only got "unbearable" though 3ish hours before bub was born (6 hour labour).

    ETA: I spent most of my labour NOT on a bed or lying down so if your still at hospy, go for a nice walk or something! Should help
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    My waters broke at 3am, my contractions came about every 4-5 mins for the entire 12 hr labour. Which would have been more bearable if it hadn't meant a 3 hr pushing phase and a rather painful damaged nerve afterwards from that effort (only a tiny tear though thank goodness)!

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    Definitely ramping up now. 3.5 minutes apart, lasting a minute and way more painful, though I suspect there's heaps worse to come. Wish me luck!!

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    Good luck! Get as much rest as you can in between, you will need your strength xox

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    Oooh how exciting! Goodluck! Mine slowed right down


 

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