24 May 2022

What's the ideal contractions rhythm?

Ah, contractions... we dread them during the whole pregnancy and we watch for their slightest sign as the birth approaches... But what should their rhythm be?

  • In the beginning, don't panic, they are often random.
  • It is only when they take a regular rhythm that we can consider that labor has begun.
  • Every 15, 10, then 5 minutes... the closer you get to the birth of your baby, the more regular their rhythm becomes.
  • It is generally when the contractions come every 5 minutes or so that the time to leave for the maternity hospital arrives.

Off you go!