hi all, through the early hours of this morning I have been having this awful pain which I also had in Wednesday night. the centre of the pain seems to be on my left side level with my belly button but I do feel it elsewhere ( nearly always left side though). It's really very sore like... I have to breathe through the pain, sometimes I find it hard to even move or I need to lean or position myself in funny ways. I'm a ftm so on Wednesday genuinely thought it could be the start of something but what has thrown me is everyone saying ' you will know if its contractions'. My stomach is generally rock hard during the pain but the Thing is sometimes I suffer almost constant Braxton hicks anyway. it can happen for hours at a time and i don't know whether to stick with it or phone someone to ask- don't want to ne a drama queen as i think i have a low pain threshold anyway. well done for reading this far ( thanks!) does this sound familiar to anyone? I'm 38 weeks pregnant.