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3-5 minutes apart Most Happy 1 child; Dallas, Texas 729 posts
11th Jul '10

I was told to go to the hospital when my contractions are 3-5 minutes apart. Well what does that mean other than me being in active labor?

How long did your 3-5 minutes apart contractions last?

A&E 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 21659 posts
11th Jul '10

I was under the impressions that contractions like that are considered active labor! I could be wrong though! Call your L&D and see what they say!

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
11th Jul '10
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Alexandra plus 3 Due July 22; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; El Paso, Texas 6708 posts
11th Jul '10

I had contractions that were 3 minutes apart but I was told to wait a while since I wasn't dialated enough. I went anyways though.

The Doctor. 1 child; Wamego, Kansas 2422 posts
11th Jul '10

I was having contractions 2-3 minutes apart for about 15-20 minutes, then BAM!, there he was.

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
11th Jul '10

It normally means active labor so it's worth going in for. Sometimes though if you aren't progressing they will send you home for a bit.



I was contracting every few minutes for about 6 weeks, every 1-2 minutes for 4 days and right on top of each other after my water broke for 11 hours

Brie & Karsyn 1 child; San Diego, California 1423 posts
11th Jul '10
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crybaby tittymouse ☮ 1 child; Utah 15839 posts
11th Jul '10

I think if you are past 37 weeks and you have contractions that far apart you need to go to the hospital and you are in labor, if you are under 37 weeks and you have more then 4 an hour you go in.....

Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB 3 kids; Melbourne, Australia 3264 posts
11th Jul '10

My contractions were two mins apart my WHOLE labour, first contraction to last. And some piggy back contractions.

ObviousMom 1 child; Michigan 1982 posts
11th Jul '10

I'm not really sure. They kind of went from 5 or so minutes to 2 and then stayed at 2 minutes until I delivered, which was 3 hours.

Most Happy 1 child; Dallas, Texas 729 posts
11th Jul '10

So these were "stop you in your tracks" labor? Real intense active labor and it took this long before the baby came?

I am not in labor...

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
11th Jul '10
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Babymomma07 1 child; New Mexico 102 posts
12th Jul '10

mins were 3-5 mins apart for most of my labor (16 hours) the other part of it was 1-2 mins apart.