Does anyone else find timing contractions hard?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i had difficulty to start with too. I started timing from the beginning of one to the beginning of another initially and didnt worry about the length of the actual contraction as they generally dont last that long to start with. once my actual contractions got stronger it was easier to  tell

Post # 4
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@ChocolateLime:  +1.  I haven’t had any real contractions yet, but when you go to the doctor, not that they don’t care at all how long they are, but they mostly just care how often they are.  So “three an hour, lasting a minute or two” is plenty specific enough, no need to know “every 19 minutes, lasting 30-40 seconds.”

Post # 5
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Once they were actual full fledged contractions there was def a start and stop time!! You will know!

And unlike the previous poster my Dr wanted to know contraction length but mine stayed around 45sec, never got to the magical min long for an hour mark! Lol

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