Pain in upper thighs and period like cramps all day


I was induced with my first so I can’t remember the early signs labor is near. Did cramps in your thighs happen to you as you neared labor? I have 2-3 contractions a day but I take them as just my body still preparing, not the real deal yet. But with those I notice my thighs will ache and cramp up after for a long time or the rest of the evening?