A quick (perhaps stupid) question for those of you who've been through it before. Did you notice any correlation between how bad your period pains normally are and how bad contractions are? I've always had atrocious period pains....worse when I was a teenager, but still very bad as an adult. I've also not experienced painless BH and they always feel like period pains at the onset of AF. Even LO's movements hurt me and have done so since they stopped just being flutters at around 18 weeks. So I'm wondering....if my uterus normally causes me this much pain, should I expect particularly painful contractions too? Just to add....I'm not actually that much of a wimp and can normally deal with pain quite well, but this pregnancy malarky is making me feel like a complete wuss!