I never went into labour with DS so I have no idea what to expect or what's pre-labour or something to worry about.
Yesterday I was at the hospital for my ob & physicians appointments. Finished at the clinic & went downstairs to the chemist. Whilst waiting in line to hand in a script I got this strong pain that had me grab the nearest shelf to support myself. My lower stomach went rock hard and it really hurt. I couldn't talk and the pharmacist had to help me to a chair. I sat there for 30min and it happened 3 more times then stopped. I've been getting BH for weeks and none have ever been painful.
When I went to the toilet there was little speckles of brown (like dried blood clots) on the liner. They were small pinhead size and there wasn't a huge amount. I changed the liner and when I got home I checked again and there were a few more. There were more when I wiped this morning and it was mixed with ewcm (sorry tmi). Is this part of the plug coming away?
No more pains till lunchtime today, I had one that lasted about a minute and no more.
I also spent the whole day on Monday balling my eyes out over nothing. Everything set me off and it was just small insignificant things.
Are these signs of pre-labour?
If they are how early does pre-labour normally begin before real labour starts? Am I looking at hours, days, week/s?
I'm currently 37+1, DS was born at 36+6 so feel like I'm in uncharted waters at the moment.