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No One Told Me...My Baby Could Be Born Early

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It was a typical Wednesday evening, almost time for my husband to get home before leaving again for commitments he has when I started getting sharp, shooting pains in my stomach.  I tried to ignore them thinking they were braxton hicks, there was no way they could be contractions...it was way too early.  It was only October, she wasn't due until January of the new year.  But, once again another contraction so strong and so sharp, it brought me to my knees and made me tear up from the pain.  I had already experienced two previous labors and it seemed too much like the labor pains of a baby ready to make their way to this world.

What should I do?  Should I wait and see if it goes away? Should I ignore it, am I making too big a deal of it?  After all, with my first child, I remember going down to the hospital and finding out it was Braxton hicks, but these contractions were hurting more each time and starting to get closer together.  They were now 6 minutes apart, give or take a coup…