Don’t know what to think


I’m 36+4 weeks pregnant with baby number 2.

In my first pregnancy I never felt any Braxton Hicks, this time round I feel them!!

I’ve been having Braxton Hicks for over 4 weeks now and obviously they come and go. This afternoon at work I had a few tightenings but they were more painful and they were more frequent. They have now completely stopped. When I got home from work (10 mins ago) I was having an awful pain on my lower belly close to my pubic area and it wouldn’t go away for a good 2-3mins. It wasn’t tight it was just a horrible pain. That pain has now gone.

I had my 36 week midwife appointment yesterday and she told me baby wasn’t even engaged yet so I’m guessing all this cannot be early signs of labour can it?

Has anyone ever experienced something like this before?

Thanks in advance