I have had regular contractions timing about 5 min apart since 2am saturday morning. At first I didnt know if they were contractions because they felt like mild menstrual cramps so I started timing them. Then after a trip to the zoo with my SIL and nephew they got more intense and painful and saw brown discharge (my mucus plug). My doula told me rest and eat. I tried but they were getting stronger and closer together. Decided to go to the hospital to check cervix. I was only 1cm and 50% which is what I've been since last Mon at MW appt. Basically they told me its not labor and could go on like this for a few days. WTH?!?!? So in conclusion you can have regular, strong, stop you in your tracks contractions and still not be in labor. That's something they don't tell you. This sucks I'm 3 days overdue, in constant pain, and can't rest. Anyone else experienced this?