baby stretching or contractions?
i never felt any contractions, BH or otherwise with my first until i was about 6-7 cm dilated and already in the hospital. all day long i've been feeling what feels like the baby stretching trying to make as much room as she can in there, and my belly feels hard but not really hard. i've been having period crampiness for a few days now, which i had with DS. how do i know if this is the baby stretching or if they are contractions? obviously they're not full labor contractions, but i'm curious nonetheless.