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W my first I had no clue about how intense labor pains are supposed to get, I mean how would you know? I went in when they were 2-3 mins apart but IMO that doesn't mean much. I still labored for another 9 hrs. W my second I started contrax just like you and with the first few I wasn't sure either...Went from 5 mins apart to pushing.
Point is that labor rarely ever goes by the book. You will know at some point that it's the real deal, whether you are 5 mins away from the baby crowning or still have a day of laboring to do. Nobody can make a decision for you and in any case if you feel you want to call your provider then do it. It's ok and they get paid for it, real deal or not