Yep my second was like this too.Went into hospital ar 35 weeks with contractions which went on for a few hours.Was kept in overnight and monitored.They didn't know what had caused them.A young nurse recommended I drink loads of water as being dehydrated can cause uterine contractions.They stopped during the night.For the following month there were lots of times I thought ... This is it... This is definitely it.My mil reckoned it was all helping and I was getting most of the hard work out of the way.Well she was right.I had a nice quick labour-2 hours.I hope the same goes for you-best of luck!
I had this from around 35 weeks with DC3 - she was 6 days overdue in the end.
My MW said its good as it helps prepare you for labour. It's also more likely you'll notice braxton hicks contractions in subsequent pregnancies - a bit like recognising kicks earlier second time round if that makes sense.
Hi, I'm 39 +3 with dc2 (less than 2 year gap), and for the past week I have felt like its all kicking off every single night, and am getting so frustrated! I have been having increasingly painful contractions every evening (5-10 minute gaps for 2-4 hours straight), but when I go to bed it all stops. Has anyone else experienced this?