Experienced Moms Early Labor


I'm a FTM and am just curious how long you were in early labor and how intense your early labor contractions were?

I have been having fairly intense contractions (stop everything/take your breath away/way worse than menstrual cramps) since 1 am, but after talking to my midwife they aren't close enough together yet to go in (6-12 minute range). I'm 40 weeks and have an appointment tomorrow so I'll find out more then, just curious what your experiences were.