I feel like an idiot! Today is my due date. At my appt. yesterday I was 4cm and 70% effaced. My Dr. said she tried to "aggravate things" when she checked me, but did not strip my membranes. I had cramping throughout the day, nothing I couldn't handle though, and have had no spotting. Today I had some loose stools and have had a consistent lower backache. I've been timing what I think might be contractions at 8-9min apart. Hubby is working an hour away and keeps asking me if he should come home and I have no idea what to tell him. Does this sound like pre labor?