So I went to the hospital last night after calling my doctor because I’ve been having constant back pain. I’ve been having contractions but they’re all over the place. One at the hospital last night had me arching out of the bed because it hurt that bad and others I just groan a little and breathe and I’m okay. After monitoring me for 2 hours they said I was having contractions but they weren’t regular(which I knew). The Dr then checked my cervix. After weeks and weeks of painful Braxton Hicks, and 2-3 days of back pain and what feels like real, though irregular, contractions, I am not dilated and only 30% effaced.. Don’t get me wrong I’d rather she wait another week until 37 weeks, but it’s a little discouraging to have had this much trouble and that’s all it did. I didn’t have painful contractions with my other two until I was in labor. So this is frustrating. And the Dr said the back pain is probably here to stay until she is born. Anyone have stories of previous pregnancies like this? Or some encouragement? Will I still be waiting 4 weeks with this back pain? Or does even that little bit of effacement mean she could be here in a week?