It depends on the person. My contractions didn't feel much like anything when they first started and continued for the first 3 hours. The only thing I really felt was my stomach tightening and loosening up. It gets really hard then softens back up, that's how someone knew I was in labor. But after my water broke my contracts started feeling like period cramps... but 10x's worse. I could barely move. If you are unsure and think you might be in labor. Go to the hospital. The worst they'll do is tell you you aren't in labor and that it was fake contractions, which happens.
at 8:47 PM on Jun. 18, 2012