Due to sickness I missed the one childbirth class that was available to me. I'm 39+4 and I have no idea what to expect when labor actually begins.
I've had lots of totally painless moments when my tummy goes completely hard. I've had a bit of lower back pain (probably 3 times in total). I've had period like cramps that have lasted anywhere between 1 minute and half an hour.
Do contractions feel like period cramps? Are they like period cramps that keep getting worse? My dr said I need to come to hospital when the contractions last 30 seconds and are 6 mins apart. That seems like quite a long gap between them... will I miss it when it starts?
You'll just know. People said that to me. I didn't believe it. When first one came, I knew. No worries. You will know. It hurts. But it's worth it in the end. Everyone told me "it's not that bad" and "just like a ba period cramp". I think they forgot. I wish someone just said it hurts a lot. It does but it's temporary.