I have been having contractions 1-2 mins apart for about 4 days now. I called my OB and she sent me to L&D and they hooked me up and confirmed it. She looks great on the monitor and so do the contractions. I am 1cm and 75% but they sent me home cause I wasn't really progressing. My question is, how will I know when real labor begins because the contractions really haven't slowed down. I was induced with DD due to medical issues, so I never went into labor on my own. I asked the OB that was on call at the hospital and the best answer he gave me was, you can't go past 5cm until your water breaks, so call if that happens or you feel lack of movement. I was like wow that is real comforting. I live an hour almost from the hospital and I don't know if I feel comfortable waiting for my water to break to head to the hospital. I just didn't know if you ladies had any advice. TIA!