Christina - posted on 12/12/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi so this is my second child, but i never went into labor with my first. So I don't know what it really feels like. I went to the dr yesterday (38 wk check up) and she said I was still at 1.5 cm dilated (since 37 wks). But since the exam, I have been having lots of shooting pains, low. Its not consistent, like every 15 min or anything, but it does hurt and its on and off all day. I heard that the Braxton Hicks can be stronger the second time around. But I never felt those with the first child either. Is this just increased Braxton Hicks or could this be the beginning of labor? I wish I could explain it better... I don't want to get my hopes up, but I do want to know what beginning labor pains feel like... Help!