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Contractions during child birth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   will a woman have contractions before or after the amniotic sac is broken?
User :   when giving birth
Doctor :   she will have contractions both before and after the water is broken
Doctor :   but they are different'
Doctor :   they start will high intensity short duration
Doctor :   and towards the birth they become long duration moderate intensity
User :   so is it normal that one may have contractions at 6-7am in the morning then her waters will break at around 10am and she will go into hospital but then realise that she has to have a caesarian?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ya it diifers from women to women
Doctor :   but ya it can happen
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   no problem
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