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    Default How do you know when it is time to go to hospital?

    I have an irretable uterus, so I contract rather often. I have even been in labour early, some contractions are regular and a few short minutes appart making me rush to hospital only to find out its nothing . The ones that make me worry feel like period pains shooting down my legs, knocking my windout, pain in the back ect.

    I have read a few posts here that ladies wait most of their births at home and oly do the last bit in hospital. So other than you water breaking how do you know it is time to hurry up and go? I guess when it is time too push, bubs might just be born in the car!

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    For my first, I stayed at home til the contractions were two mins apart and incredibly intense. Got to the hospital and was 7-8cms, bubs born 4 hrs later :-)

    My second was induced do can't really comment there.

    My waters were broken in hospital both times so you can't even rely on that as a sign to go to hospital.

    I say stay at home til you're not comfortable any more :-)

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    Ok, so at how many minutes appart did they start? When i was inearly labour at 26 weeks with my 2nd prg they were 5 min appart, thankfully they stopped it, a few weeks a go they were 3 minutes appart, and it was only BH. This this is getting confusing...

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    They were that irregular that by the time I had a second one, I couldn't remember how long ago the first one had been.

    That was around 4-5pm and I went to the hospital just after midnight when they were 2 mins apart and really intense. They changed between one contraction and the next, I can't describe HOW they changed, they just did.

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    Waters breaking dosent always mean you have to rush to hospital either.
    I had my waters break with DS out at 40+4 and went to hospital 2 hours later with no contractions and was given the option to come back when they amped up. My contractions were between 2 and 4 mins apart and were lasting 30 to 40 seconds each time. DS was born 7 hours later :-)
    Goodluck :-)

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    My waters broke on a Sunday and I didn't have my daughter till Wednesday morning. I didn't even know that I was having contractions as it was my first child. I just went in when I couldn't sleep through the pain any more I was 5cm.

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    A women with IU is different. So normal answers wont help.

    I had IU with my first. The cont. started at 32wks, they were don to 3min apart. I was in hospital for almost a week on monitors, they stopped the labour, but not the cont.

    After i went home i had 5min painful cont. for up to 12hrs, for 8wks.

    I knew my labour was real because it progressed. It started at 20min apart (which as unusual) and it didnt hurt, then after a while it got to 5min (and didnt hurt, again it was unusual). Then they slowly started to hurt, after a whie they were so bad i had to stop and sway. I couldnt talk, and was holding my breath during them. I went to hospital, but wish id stayed home longer.

    So watch for when it feels different. And it doesnt matter if you are at the hospital on monitors all the time

    eta: I didnt have IU with my second. I went to the hospital 90 min after the pain started. I felt like throwing up which is a sign of transition (ready to push). We got to hospital and i was 4cm and 50% effaced. 90min later ds2 was born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    A women with IU is different. So normal answers wont help.

    I had IU with my first. The cont. started at 32wks, they were don to 3min apart. I was in hospital for almost a week on monitors, they stopped the labour, but not the cont.

    After i went home i had 5min painful cont. for up to 12hrs, for 8wks.

    I knew my labour was real because it progressed. It started at 20min apart (which as unusual) and it didnt hurt, then after a while it got to 5min (and didnt hurt, again it was unusual). Then they slowly started to hurt, after a whie they were so bad i had to stop and sway. I couldnt talk, and was holding my breath during them. I went to hospital, but wish id stayed home longer.

    So watch for when it feels different. And it doesnt matter if you are at the hospital on monitors all the time

    eta: I didnt have IU with my second. I went to the hospital 90 min after the pain started. I felt like throwing up which is a sign of transition (ready to push). We got to hospital and i was 4cm and 50% effaced. 90min later ds2 was born.
    Thank you for this. This is my 3 rd iu pregnancy, with other complications. I feel like i live at the hospital and it is starting to anoy me to say it nicely. I am scared stiff of having this baby with out medical help if she comes early.
    Last edited by Zanne; 29-06-2012 at 12:33. Reason: deleted silly emotional stuff


 

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