Early labour symptoms?? FTM


I’m 37+3 FTM and last night had 4 Braxton Hicks contractions within an hour and since then my stomach has been really hard like I’m having Braxton Hicks but haven’t gone away, I also have a lot of pressure but no pain, loose stools TMI sorry! Is my body just getting ready for labour? Just waiting for something more definite before heading to the hospital. Has anyone else have the same symptoms? What was your experience? Thanks