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possible contractions? heather2470 Due November 22; Madisonville, Kentucky 163 posts
16th Nov '12

im 39 weeks. My wonderful ob striped my membranes yesterday hoping it would jump start something.. my bp has been running a little high however at this moment no protiens in my urine. At my apt yesterday I was 1.5cm dilated, she said my cervix was very soft and they babys head was really low.
For the last 30-45mins my belly has been getting super tight. according to this contraction timing app i have on my phone it says they are about 4-5mins apart and last about 30-45sec. they dont really hurt at all just slightly uncomfortable. What are the odds these are contractions (lol as you can tell this is my first baby) and at what point should i go to the hospital to be checked. .. thanks for the advise

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
16th Nov '12

if they have a pattern of 5 mins or less and last for 45 sec I would be going in. You may be in active labor! Good Luck!

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
16th Nov '12

I went in for crampy type feeling and contractions every 4 mins for 45 sec and I was 6 cm and 100% effaced when I made it to the hosp.

SmashleyBells 1 child; Japan 167 posts
16th Nov '12

I'd wait till they become painful. I was having contractions 5 or so minutes apart, went to the hospital, they monitored me for about an hour, told me I wasn't progressing and sent me home. I then labored at home for the next 7 hours, until the contractions were so hard they were bringing tears to my eyes, that's when I was admitted.