I have never felt contractions like I'm having now. I'm in so much pain but they are only 7-8 minutes apart. When should I go to labor and delivery to get looked at? My doctor gave me a few things to do but they haven't eased up at all and I forgot to ask when I should come in if at all.

Tara M 0 likes

Have they continued longer than an hour? Are they around 10 minutes apart? How far away from the hospital do you live? If you are in a lot of pain, I would go in and have them see what's going on

Mommy O 0 likes

They have been going on for about 45 minutes I only live 10 minutes away from the hospital. I told my doctor I was in pain but she didn't seem to worried.

Amanda O 0 likes

Usually when they are a consistent 5 mins apart you need go in, but if your unsure if it's true labour , most places will check you out and assess what's going on.

Tania T 0 likes

My dr always told me 6 or more in an hour you should go in

BoyMom 2 likes

5-1-1. Go to L&D when you are having contractions every 5 minutes, lasting 1 minute, for one hour or when your water breaks (those were my instructions from the hospital) Take deep breaths momma you can do this!!

Kate J 0 likes

I was just told to go if they are evenly apart and more than one every five minutes !! Worst case they send you home, so get some reassurance! Good luck !!

Erinn S 0 likes

A hot bath helps a lot with the pains until you go to L&D!

Kathryn C 0 likes

Stay home as long as you can too, so then they won'y send you home. I wanted to make sure it was the real deal before I went. But go with your gut better safe then giving birth in your car!

XayXay's M 0 likes

My water broke first so I went in. They had to induce my contractions. But it doesn't hurt to go in. I did just to get checked and then admitted me. Good luck!πŸ˜œπŸ‘

Andrea 0 likes

We were told 5min apart.

Megan C 1 like

If you can't talk or walk through them then it doesn't matter how far apart they are go to the hospital.

Mommy O 0 likes

I can walk and talk through them. They are still strong now I'm just trying to get ahold of my husband to come home.

Katy A 0 likes

I second the 5-1-1. Labor is so much more comfortable at home. I wish I had stuck it out a little longer!

Meghan B 0 likes

Mine were like that. My doctor checked me and sent me home 4 hours later my daughter was born! Take a hot bath it will ease you so it hurts less

Tara M 0 likes

I would go in just to see what's going in. If you are in labor and plan on utilizing pain meds, they can start you on them so you will be more comfortable. Personally, I could never wait until they were 5 minutes apart. My doc always told me 10 and I need to come in. The worst they can do is send you home.

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