I’m in labor but do I need to go to the hospital yet?


alright ladies, so I’m 38+1 weeks with my second baby and it’s almost 5 am. I’ve been having moderate contractions since 12am. All around 5-7 minutes apart. Here the thing... They just feel like moderate period cramps. They don’t have me curling up in a ball yet or groaning. My thighs, lower belly and lower back feel like they are on fire. I can’t get comfortable no matter what I do. To call the hospital or not call the hospital?

I’ve been going into labor off and on this whole pregnancy but contractions haven’t felt like this or for this long. I’ve been sent home before too so I’m very hesitant. What do y’all think?