Stomach cramps


I’m 37 + 2 and this morning I have woken up to nausea and a poorly tummy.

I have now been experiencing really bad pains in my stomach that feel like poo/diarrhea cramps that make my whole stomach tighten. I have timed them and they are around 3 minutes apart and last for an average of 1 minute.

Could these be contractions? I always assumed contractions would feel like severe period pains and don’t want to ring my doctor just for a poorly tummy!