Early Labor Signs: Time a Contraction

ANSWER “The way your time of contraction is from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next contraction. That’s how frequently you are contracting. And then you also want to time how long each contraction is lasting. Some people will do this with a pen and paper and have a timer on their phone that can get a little confusing after you’ve been doing it for an hour or two. So what I would recommend, everybody has smartphones now, is there are plenty of apps available that you can download to time your contractions. And what it will have you do is press a button when you’re contractions, start and stop and then it’ll keep track for you how frequent they are, how often they’re coming how long they’re lasting. And that, how long you been tied into that.”