Please help! Contractions and can’t walk

Hi ladies,

I’m 37 weeks and I’ve had contractions since Thursday. They started out as 3 an hour and were about a minute or two in length. Today, they are so much worse and so much closer. In fact, I now have closer to 6-8 and hour and can no longer walk because it is too painful and makes the contractions so much worse. I pee at least 4 times an hour now, and I have constant period-like cramps with back pain and serious pelvis pressure while sitting. My water has not broke nor have I lost my mucus plug.

I am waiting for my husband to get off work in a couple hours before going to the hospital, but in the mean time would like some opinions on whether or not this is the start of labor? Any feedback would be great!