I've been having the mucous discharge
(mine with bits of yellowish
greenish globs) for 3 or 4 weeks now. Just this week I've been having more regular bouts of cramps, but usually in my lower abdomen.
My doc said that if
you're having a pain that makes you stop what
you're doing ...that's a contraction. So, like Kelly said, if
you have to lean on something and take some time to breath thru the pain, that's contraction material right there!