Help ladies. I'm really confused about how labour pains start -front or back? I'm not feeling uterine contractions today but lower back is getting progressively more painful since about 6 am and now im getting uncomfortably p*ssed off. Could that be how labour can start or do you have to get contractions aswell? Have no idea when you're expected to call materniity if back keeps going on like this, and really dont want to call again !!!!!!!!!!!