I'm 39+5 and have been having strong braxton hicks all day. They are now quite painful and every 5-10 mins and the pain is in the back/bottom. However, they aren't really painful, I can carry on doing stuff, talking etc - they don't feel as crampy as when I had DS. Don't want to cause a scene re. childcare arrangements (mum is an hour away) if it's false alarm. Thoughts please?
Turns out it was labour! Went in at 3am Fri and had little girl at 5am. Prob wouldn't have gone in at 3 if they hadn't said the unit might be closing as was so busy so could have been a bit dramatic. Can't get over how different 2nd time was, so much easier and definately less painful although having difficulty sitting down now! Thanks for checking up and for the contraction master tip - was really helpful.