When it's the real thing it only gets worse, no matter what you do
- When I went to the hospital at 30 weeks with contractions
I had already tried all
those things for 3 hours & they only got stronger. (Dr. blamed it on a stomach virus, stopped with meds, IVs, & hospital rest for 4 more hours.) Hopefully, your body practicing means when you get to 38 weeks you will have already started dilating (you can be a couple of cen. for days/weeks, or just go all at once).