braxton hicks. I had them from 25 weeks on. I kept feeling like I couldn't breathe. Thing is, I felt them so often that I confused them with the real thing!!! I was in labor for two days and didn't know it! I actually cleaned my entire house top to bottom the night before I went to the hospital to be induced, and when I showed up at the hospital smiling I didn't know the tightening was actually labor pains! My midwife asked me if I had any pain, I said no,and she looked up surprised,and said, "You're in labor!!! If you were dialating properly I wouldn't even recommend this Pitocin drip!!!"
at 11:36 PM on Feb. 12, 2011