Here comes an ignorant question from a first time mum-to-be!
When ppl say "I had a 5/15/48 hour labour" at what point do you start "timing" it? Just curious more than anything.
I.e ppl say that Braxton hicks get more frequent, irregular contractions happen, over a few days sometimes, b4 they get more frequent...they get closer & then you know it's "time"
When are you classed actually "in labour" -- once the contractions get to a certain amount of time apart or what?
Silly question I know, I'm just curious!
On a related question--
Do "actual" contractions feel different to BH? How will I know when It's actually happening?
Thanks in advance