I'm 37 weeks today and last time dd was very late, induced and obviously didn't want to come out. I'm therefore trying like mad to assume that this one will also be late and trying to make plans for 5 weeks time rather than 3 etc. Having said all that I had an incredibly painful braxton hicks today. It wasn't uncomfortable - it was grab husband's leg (he was driving), puff loudly and clench teeth painful. The pain shot down both my legs and really felt like a full blown contraction. We both then waited in anticipation for the next hour but of course nothing happened .
I have a number of questions:
- Does this mean something is going to happen eminently? (don't want to get my hopes up to high because otherwise it could be a really long 5 weeks ).
- Is this false labour?
- Is this a really strong Braxton Hicks instead?
- Doesn't labour normally start slowly and progressively get stronger?
Sorry if I sound niave but I've always assumed (hoped) that an induced labour would not really be like a natural one.