Can be regular contractions but they go away and dont intensify, and can go away if you lay down or start walking or diong whatever the opposite is of what you are doing while you have them. Personally when I have contractions I dont move because I dont want them to go away though I know I cant turn false labor into real... bummer
my mw calls it early labor b/c it's doing something... she says if you have tightening with cervical pressure/pain that is "early labor" or i guess what you are calling false labor. if it's just tightening, it's bh. i like the thinking positively and using the term early labor...your body is getting ready!