I never had this with my son but when having my daughter I had these contractions every 5 mins for 30 secs for a period of about 5 hours, I decided to go up to the hospital and get checked to see if it was at leasted pre-labour and my doctor (who was pregnant at the time and a real cow) said oh how am I ment to know your not in labour so go home, I asked again is this pre-labour and she said, unlikle as your only 36 weeks but you'll know if the baby comes. (i was not inpressed) but I went home and it all settled 3 days later my water broke and I decided I better clean up, 2 hours later when hubby returned home I told him and he took me up to the hospital and I wasnt ready for that as I thought I'd have a long or at leasted 6 hour labour and didnt want to run into that same doctor for her to be nasty again and make me feel like crap as I hadnt started contractions, 55mins later my beautiful daughter was welcomed to the world.
Its not faulse labour its getting ready preperation so make sure you have everything ready to gt to hospital when (and it could be anytime soon) your baby decides its now Im coming, Hope everything goes well and very soon your wait will be over. Congratulations and good luck with the labour.
Mel, Bailey 30/3/03, Jaida 10/12/04 & EDD 3/3/07