Friday night i had the weirdest experience... I was alseep and was overcome by the most painful stomach ache, well not in my tummy but in my womb by the baby. It got worse and by 5am i was crying out in pain. It was coming in waves of 1 minute excrutiating pain and then 2 minutes of easing off. Just like contractions! After a couple of hours it went. I was so petrified i thought i was miscarrying! I phoned the midwife the next morning (i didnt realise i could call them all night and actually got told off by them when i phones as i should have come in immediatly!) They told me to come straight in and check the heartbeat. Luckily my little one was fine and the heartbeat was so loud and clear. They even said jokily that it was definatly a girls heart beat as 156bpm! (i dont beleive the wifes tale) also he/ she was moving and kicking. They said the baby sounded very healthy and kept an eye on me for an hour. They have never come across a false labour as early as 15 weeks before but have just said if it happens again rush straight in (i live 2 mins from the hospital so not a problem). The only other thing they could think of was that the baby was pulling the umbilical cord really hard as he/she were in an awkward position and trying to move! I am so releived to hear that heartbeat. I just wanted to say that after all the bad press that the midwifes get i thought they were wonderful, so genuinly caring and so reassuring. They didnt have to be so nice and let me come in and lie down and hear the heart for minutes on end. They are fab at Hythe birthing centre and i just hope i can have my baby there. They are a wonderful team and i am safe knowing i am in their caring hands. Its not nice to have a scare and be so worried but on the bright side i know my beans ok!