How Do I Time Contractions During Labor?

Contractions are timed from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next contraction. So let’s say, for example, you have your first contraction at 8 a.m. and your second contraction at 8:05. That means your contractions are coming every five minutes.

OFFICIAL BIRTH VLOG! BABY AYAH’S LABOR & DELIVERY

(heart beating) – [Adam] Hang in there baby. (upbeat music) Alright, y’all, we’re at the hospital. (groans) – We’re here for a tour. – Yeah. – Yes. – I know that might’ve freaked you guys out but, no, that’s not the case yet. We’re comin’ to the hospital to get a proper tour so that […]

OFFICIAL BIRTH VLOG! BABY AYAH’S LABOR & DELIVERY

(heart beating) – [Adam] Hang in there baby. (upbeat music) Alright, y’all, we’re at the hospital. (groans) – We’re here for a tour. – Yeah. – Yes. – I know that might’ve freaked you guys out but, no, that’s not the case yet. We’re comin’ to the hospital to get a proper tour so that […]

How to Know You’re in Labor : How to Time Contractions

So once you think you are in labor and your contractions are getting closer together and lasting for longer, you want to start timing your contractions. You do not need to time every single contraction and you really do not have to sit there and get a pad of paper and write each one down. […]