Yes, it feels like period cramps at first. I didn't lose my mucous plug ...well, I'm sure I did but didn't realize it. My water broke at 8:15 pm...cramps started an hour later...then they started getting stronger and rhythmic...i.e. Contractions. I was SHOCKED at how UNLIKE the movies it was. I was 3 cm dialated in the hospital 6 hours later before the contractions actually started feeling a bit uncomfortable.
at 8:58 PM on Oct. 13, 2009