TOTW: Determining the Frequency of Contractions
Posted on: September 24th, 2021
From the Emergency Child Birth online module:
Contraction frequency is measured from the START of the first contraction to the START of the following contraction.
Important to know because timing of contractions signals the active/2nd stage of labor, meaning pushing will occur next.
- Primips (1st delivery) q2-3 minutes
- Multips (2nd or more delivery) q 5 minutes