I remember asking this question and people would always say "You'll just know." Which would make me angry because I kind of wanted to know what to look for. So.... In that last month of your pregnancy you'll get all sorts of pains and weird feelings and every time you'll stop and say "IS THIS IT!?!?!" You'll know it's for really when you feel the contractions growing more intense, closer together, and are lasting longer. Remember "Longer, Stronger, and Closer together." You won't be able to make them go away. Drink some water, take a shower and change positions. If you were sitting down, take a walk. If you were moving around, sit for a while or lay down. If the contractions don't stop then it's for real! Good luck!
at 11:03 PM on Feb. 8, 2009