So I am supposed to be a birthing assistant for a friend. I consider myself pretty educated about pregnancy and delivery. But she has me baffled right now LOL. She is having contractions 5 min apt, she can tell by her stomach tightning, pressure, and a slight back ache. But she has no pain at all. She was 3 cm dilated as of 3am when she went to the hospital because she was leaking what she thought was amniotic fluid. They said her water is buldged but not leaking. So any thoughts?? Do you think she can be in active labor without being in pain. Or is it a rare false labor with regular contractions?