Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" I was told if they stay at or under 5 min apart for 2 hours to call or go in. Def at least call and see if they think you should come in."An hour and 15 more minutes of timing them for me, thank you! So if they slow down or stop, just ignore it? Orrrrr, I dunno, I'm pregnancy stupid, first pregnancy.
Quoting MarieRoseAlexa:" An hour and 15 more minutes of timing them for me, thank you! So if they slow down or stop, just ignore it? Orrrrr, I dunno, I'm pregnancy stupid, first pregnancy."
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Not completely, keep watching and timing. Even if they slow down, you could still call and ask a nurse, ... [snip!] ... at least 2 hours first, so they have something to go by, cuz if you don't thats probably what they'll tell you to do anyways."
Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:" I would recommend staying home for a bit. With the first baby you are likely looking at 10+ hours of ... [snip!] ... and painful enough that you can't talk through them. Again go in if you want, but don't be surprised if they send you home."
Quoting Cady Browne Kendrick:" Go in and just get checked. When I had my first kiddo, I thought I was just having a braxton hicks since ... [snip!] ... you wont make it in time to have the baby at the hospital. I'll admit my biggest fear is not making it to the hospital in time."
Quoting MarieRoseAlexa:" Oh my God, you felt his head!? O.o That scares me, I don't want to feel that. I don't know what I'd ... [snip!] ... when she WAS, and by the time the doctor came in it was too late for medication and the nurse got into so much trouble."keep in mind the quick first labor stories are the exception to the rule and the vast majority of the time a first time mom in your situation will come in with your symptoms and either have little or no change. I'm not saying that you couldn't be one of the exceptions, because i don't know. Its just that every first mother tends to jump the gun on going in and once you go to their house you have to play by their rules and at least some of your wishes could be limited. Everyone is always afraid of getting to the hospital at 8cm and delivering quickly, but really if you think about it, wouldn' that be ideal???