Out of curiosity.. Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8002 posts23rd Jan '13
With first pregnancies, they tell you to go to L&D when contractions are five minutes apart. With second pregnancies, they say to go to L&D when they are ten to fifteen minutes apart because labor usually progresses faster, yeah? Okay, well, what if it's your second pregnancy, but you didn't go into labor with your first? I had an emergency C-Section at 35 weeks due to Pre-E... will labor still progress faster just because I've simply been pregnant before, or is that just if you've labored before??
......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts23rd Jan '13
It would probably be every 5 mins than. Just because your vag never stretched the first time.
Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9379 posts23rd Jan '13
Normally as soon as they are regular or your water breaks. They like to keep a very close eye on VBAC mamas.
Stephanie Onyembi 2 kids; Duluth, Minnesota 1514 posts23rd Jan '13
Well with my first, I didn't go into the hospital until my contractions were ONE minute apart and an hour after my water broke...then took a shower and then went to the hospital. With my second, I was induced. I would think you should be fine to wait until your contractions are closer together. SO MANY women go in too early and get sent home. That's why I waited till an hour after my water broke with contractions 1 minute apart. And then I was STILL in labor for 14 hours at the hospital.