BH are more like pressure for me. Once the real thing starts, it feels like cramping that comes and goes. The more I have to focus to get through a contraction, the more serious I know it is. During my last labor, for quite a while I was able to just get through the next contraction, but at some point, I had to just get through the next breath. Those are the real contractions. If I don't need to focus to that extent, I just consider it BH or warm-ups.
8/28/09 at 6:54pm