I'm getting a TON of Braxton-Hicks lately at 29 weeks and have been for a while now and although the tightening causes me to have to reposition myself/lean back to sort of counter the odd feeling they cause, they aren't painful at all (and I understand that they aren't supposed to be). Anyway I'm having a HB & this is my first baby and I'm thinking about when I would call my MW to tell her to head over (obviously I would probably call her to tell her I'm in labor and then keep her updated). But since I haven't done this before I'm wondering if anyone can give me their opinion on what contractions in active labor feel like...I imagine I would probably call her around that time (when it gets really difficult for me to move). I've heard early labor just tends to feel like bad menstrual cramps...and I've unfortunately had tons of experience with those. Just trying to get an idea of what to expect!
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10/13/10 at 6:10pm