Re: Painful contractions at 29 weeks.
Yeah I'd call or go in, if you haven't already... I've had two preterm babies out of three, and this new one looks like she's gearing up to be my next preemie. I've had some painful contractions and very frequent contractions, and I'm already dilating/effacing at 33 weeks. They are concerned about it.
Of course, I don't want to scare you! you could still have another 11 weeks to go. But you are better safe than sorry, as they say.
I hope all is well.
Sarah, mom of many