Signs of Labor

With my first I never felt contractions my water just broke right at 37 weeks and 3 days but still no contractions. This pregancy I'm going through now is soooooo much different I'm scared I want know if I'm in labor bc some people say contractions don't hurt that bad and some say they do. I've been having period like cramps and I have a soft cervix plus gestational diabetes in just super scared and nervous