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how did you know Heather Maples Due December 13 (boy); Antlers, Oklahoma 17 posts
23rd Nov '12

I have had my bloody show, lost my mucus plug and ive leaked colostrum. Also have had some sharp pains n pressures, how and when did u know u were in labor. My doctor n hospital are a hour away. When do I go in?

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
23rd Nov '12

either when your water breaks or contractions are 3-5 mins apart.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
23rd Nov '12

When you're having contractions. General rule is 5 minutes apart lasting a minute or longer for 1 hour.

Jesa. TTC since Mar 2012; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Oklahoma 15379 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting melindapple:" either when your water breaks or contractions are 3-5 mins apart."


:!: this
my water broke in the bath tub lol

E.P. Mom Due March 14; 1 child; Texas 2668 posts
23rd Nov '12

Considering how far away from the hospital you are, i would go in a little bit sooner. Some women labor very quickly, so if you wait till the 3-5 mins apart, there's a very real chance you could be laboring on the side of the road instead of in your hospital! esp. if you hit heavy traffic or catch a detour on your way in. I would say if it gets any closer than 10mins apart & are showing patterns or you just can't stand the pain, go ahead & go in! better to be safe than sorry.

BBNO5NTHEOVEN Due April 25; 5 kids; California 4933 posts
23rd Nov '12

I had all of those months before I had my first LO.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11290 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting melindapple:" either when your water breaks or contractions are 3-5 mins apart."


:!:
Or call L&D and ask what they suggest

Leigh Riggins 1 child; Rancho Cordova, California 443 posts
23rd Nov '12

I didnt feel contractions at the time and i didnt have any signs of labor until my water broke while i was sleeping...i just thought i had to pee but it just didnt stop

BBNO5NTHEOVEN Due April 25; 5 kids; California 4933 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Heather Maples:" I have had my bloody show, lost my mucus plug and ive leaked colostrum. Also have had some sharp pains ... [snip!] ... some sharp pains n pressures, how and when did u know u were in labor. My doctor n hospital are a hour away. When do I go in?"


Oh! And I would go when contractions are 7 min apart. If you labor like me the car progresses labor like fast just the bumps and jiggles so it's a good idea to be a bit earlier when you're that far away. I personally would never make it to the hospital if I lived an hour away. I live 5 mins away and barely make it in time.

Heather Maples Due December 13 (boy); Antlers, Oklahoma 17 posts
23rd Nov '12

I heard sometimes u can't tell when ur having contractions or when ur water breaks cuz sometimes its just a trickle

BBNO5NTHEOVEN Due April 25; 5 kids; California 4933 posts
23rd Nov '12

I think my problem is that I never feel my contractions till I hit transition... even then they don't hurt it's the pressure that tells me it's time. But by then I have like 30 minutes till I deliver.