Okay so you may all think I'm stupid but I'm a first time mummy so I don't have a clue! Ok first off, what do contractions actually feel like? Last night I was having tightening cramps that radiated to my back and tops of my thighs..some of them I couldn't speak through. But they stopped. Second question- how do you time them? Is it from the start of pain to the end... But what if it's a constant pain for quite a while :/ As you can see I'm so confused! Help!!