Originally Posted by Whoababy
I'm 39 1/2 weeks pregnant and I've been having contractions since last night (last night about every 35-45 mins - this morning approx. every 15-20 mins). I also had some brownish spotting?? Does this mean that im in labor or is nature just playing a trick on me? I've never had this type of pain - it makes me stop and lean to the front because it hurts (but it's still bearable) - it feels like really strong period like cramps. What should I do? I haven't called my doctor yet, when should I do that? Also, how long do you think I have if I am actually in labor? Thanks in advance.. - Casey
Labor and contractions are different for everyone. I had worries and frustration about labor, wondering what it would feel like, etc. When the time came, it felt like cramps that worsened. Each time I felt a cramp, I would write down the time. Once I noticed the cramps were coming every 4-5 minutes, I went to the hospital.