Hi ladies. I'm almost 39 weeks along with DC2. My first labour was precipitous. I woke up with very strong contractions 4-5 mins apart. There was no early labour that I felt (although I do wonder what went on before I woke up).
My question is, what does early labour feel like? I've been getting lots of period pain and mild back ache in the evenings recently. Tonight more so. Nothing major and definitely not painful, but I find myself wondering how it'll start if I'm awake. I assume I won't just be sitting here and then suddenly be in agony.
Will the pain come in contractions/waves? Or is lingering period pain/back pain normal before contractions start? How long did your early contractions last (30 seconds? 1 minute?)
Thanks so much for any info. I'm getting so excited thinking about it. Hopefully it happens in the next week or so!