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    Contractions

    two night ago, i got a suddon pain and i have been getting im pretty sure contractions since, it was every 15 mintues then went down to 8 minutes last night but it hasnt gone any lower then 8 mintues, should i go to hospital?

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    Hi Amber - with a first baby it is very common to get irregular contractions to to happen over a number of days (sometimes up to a week). It is your body getting ready for when labour starts. With established labour the contractions usually last 60 seconds long and are around 3 to 5 minutes apart (this is just a very general guide). You can ring your midwife or the hospital if you are unsure of what is happening and they will guide you what to do.
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