well after two false visits to L&D and the walk of shame out of the hosptial, the real deal came when my water broke all over the place at 5:45 am.
First time water broke and no contractions followed, induction the following morning.
The other two times it started out as period cramp like pains.
I wish someone could tell me for my kind of body when labor has truly started.
The way I know I am in labor is that I get naseaus, in addition to the contractions etc. I have always been induced but all three times I was already in the begining stages of labor. With my last I had been walking around for weeks progressing very slowly, and then when I went in at 11 pm to be induced, the nurse checked me and said, well you dont need the gel you are already 4 cm and very soft, so just take a nap and we will start you on pitocin in the morning, but I had been feeling pukey all day, so I knew it was close. With my second, I actually did puke my dinner up and then started running a fever and the nurse in L&D told me she wasnt going to admit me becuase i was just dehydrated from being sick. I told her that I was sick becuase I was in labor and when the dr came in hours later, he yelled at her for not getting me a room...