Just after some thoughts/experiences on this!
I had last bub at 34 weeks and felt a little less aches and pains than feeling now!
Last week I went into labour ward in the evening as I had a small bleed and very very slight pain. All was well just braxton hicks/tightening showing on monitor along with a couple of labour looking contractions over the 2 hours I was there.
This morning at 5am I started having pain/cramps (pain woke me) and they were actually a little painful, as in I would have used a heat pack or taken something. After lying there for a bit I timed them and they were 3 mins apart lasting approx 1min 30sec. As they weren't getting any worse, I just stuck them out and they lasted about 45 mins. Nothing since (now 3pm) except slight achy pain down low, all day on and off. I am heading back into labour ward tomorrow am just to have a steroid shot incase of baby's early arrival (last one was perfect and good size but just to be sure). If it happens again I think I will call labour ward and go in. I'm not having many tightenings just slight achy pain. It was sharp pain when started last time!
Does this mean I could be slowly dilating, I haven't had contractions like this start and stop before! I was induced at 38 weeks with number one and number two came suddenly (a few aches on and off week prior but nothing obvious).
Any experiences eg how long after you had these type of contractions did you have bubs etc would be greatly appreciated!