Hi everyone! I feel a little silly asking this question since this is my fourth baby, but I have never went into labor on my own. In the past my cervix hasn't cooperated and I had to be induced all 3 times and had successful vaginal deliveries each time. But, there are a lot of pre labor symptoms I have never experienced. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant. At my last appointment (4 days ago) I was 50% effaced and 1.5cm. Since waking up this morning, things have felt.. different. I have had a cramping feeling at the very bottom of my belly and top of my pubic bone all day. My lower back aches constantly, but it is worse at times than others. I have also been feeling much more pressure in my pelvis and I can feel pressure in my thighs that is pretty painful. I have had some contractions that I assume are BH. They are painful due to the cramping/pressure I already feel, but I've only had a few and they haven't been regular at all. Could this mean that labor is about to begin soon? There have been no other signs.. no bloody show, other than a couple of spots a week ago that I've already spoken to the doctor about, and no leaking of any kind. I'm just beginning to get concerned since these symptoms have lasted all day with no relief and my cervix seems to be on board with things this time around. So I was hoping that maybe some of you ladies might be ableto share your thoughts with me on this. Thanks in advance!