I was worried I wouldn't be able to tell the difference, but they are like night and day! Braxton Hicks just feels like a tightening or slight pulling (to me anyway), but the real thing is way more intense. It feels like a combination of menstral cramps and like I ate something really bad. Also, my back hurts. They are getting to be about 20 minutes apart and have been getting closer together since Friday night. Maybe LO will be here soon!