What will happen if I am not dilated to 4cm but having regular contractions will the hospital keep me? Also what is meant by regular contractions is it necessary to have each contraction 5 mins apart this cannot happen exactly our bodies are not clock and also they should last for 45-60sec am I right? What if sometimes in between I get a contraction which is after 1-3 mins then again it makes contractions irregular so when is the time to go to the hospital?What if my contractions are 4-5 mins apart? Thanks