Date Published

September 24, 2021

Updated For

ALS PCS Version 5.2


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


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