Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. The recent ones that stand out in my mind are: A woman with an OP baby whose contractions never got closer than 5 minutes apart and were mostly 7-10 minutes apart. After a few weeks had passed, C. came to our house for a postpartum visit which is part of their protocol.
If the contractions do not last for long and the interval between each one is long enough (20-30 minutes) the childbirth is not likely to happen soon. I’m 39 weeks pregnant with my first child and so far, I thought I had only been having BH contractions. Weeks before my due date, I panicked, terrified of having our baby at the hospital.
Again CTG machines, like midwives can only tell you how often contractions are occurring and hint at how long they are lasting. Try to work with your body rather than against it by staying as relaxed as possible during the contractions. I take medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arrhythmia, and am a Type II diabetic, In addition I do encounter episodes of Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC’s) although infrequently.
In my sleep deprived state at 3am trying to time contractions, I kept ending up in the kick counter and missed a few contractions. Contractions that are lasting longer and getting closer together are considered to be progressing. There just are no words to describe what it was like leaving the hospital to get ready” for what would be our last hours with our son.
Loved this Just had my sweet baby girl and used this for the contractions the day before my water broke. I drank sodas to prime the pump so to speak, in other words the carbonation encouraged me to burp, it did work some, sometimes not. I really only used this app for taking contractions though I did play around with the other options.