Frequency refers to the time from the start of a contraction to the beginning of the next contraction. When your contractions are 5 minutes apart (frequency) and last for 1 minute (duration) for 1 hour (remember: 5-1-1) or your water breaks, it’s time to get to your birthing facility. Be sure to note the color, odor, amount and time when your water breaks (remember: C-O-A-T).
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How to Know Your in Labor: How to Time Your Contractions
Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST