Originally Posted by YayJennie
I've been up all night with very regular contractions, but really no pain. I think they're just BH, but I never get so many that they wake me up at night! Could this be the start of labor, or am I just overly anxious? I have no other symptoms (haven't lost my plug, no back pain), although my midwife did say last week that I'm 1cm and 80% and could go at anytime. I'm not due for another 8 days, but this is weird and I haven't felt like this at all this pregnancy, so now I'm wondering if baby is on the way!
Your experience last night sounded just like mine! Up until last night there had been no change in what I was feeling since week 30. No signs of labor whatsoever. Then around 10pm, I suddenly started getting intense, though painless contractions. They were much stronger than anything else I experienced. They continued for 2 hours until I finally went to bed. I did sleep, but I was near consciousness for most of the night, aware that my uterus was continuing to contract. At 5am I woke up with an especially strong contraction, and I just lay there for another hour feeling them. They were pretty long (1.5 tp 2 minutes, I am guessing), with definite peaks and valleys. I got up to use the bathroom and get a drink of water, and my husband gave me a foot rub. I went back to sleep after that and slept deeply. They seemed to have stopped, though they returned for a time after I woke up a few hours later. I've been very busy nesting all day long, cooking up a storm, and the contractions seem to calm when I am moving around a lot... Oh, and the baby has been moving around like crazy!
So, who knows what will happen?! I'm due on the 24th. All I know is that this is a definite change, something new, finally!