This is a trying time.
In addition, you are probably experiencing false labour contractions which may cause some discomfort. These contractions are the body’s way of preparing itself for the process of childbirth. Unlike labour contractions, these ease up if you change your position only to return at a later time.
Contractions can be both irregular and regular. If it’s your first child it might be difficult to tell the difference between a practice contraction and a labour contraction. Especially when they become more intense. As always if you are unsure, you should contact your local maternity clinic. Call your delivery clinic if you experience three contractions every 10 minutes. Also, contact the clinic if your water breaks if you’re bleeding or if you feel generally worried.