FTM help me out

Mayra • Married to the love of my life 💍, mom to a beautiful girl 👨‍👩‍👧

I’m 38w1d and since 4 am I’ve been having what I would describe as Braxton Hicks but, they make my lower abdomen hurt. They are still not close together, maybe like 15-20 minutes apart and about 30 seconds long..

But I was wondering if it’s normal for my lower abdomen and hips to hurt... are these Braxton Hicks or real contractions?