I'm 37 weeks this Saturday. 2 weeks ago I was having some serious cramps in my back and belly area. Felt like I was having a really bad period. I had a drs appt and asked my nurse if they were braxton hicks, she had no clue. My dr has been out of the country this whole month and doesn't return until next week. So their office isn't much help. I've been in quite a bit of pain since then. Definitely feels like she is dropping. Well tonight I had some bad back pain and now my belly hurts. More or so on my left side. Any thoughts? I would call my drs office but that's not going to do anything & I'm not going to the hospital unless it's absolutely necessary. I know aches and pains are normal but I don't know exactly what is all normal since this is my first pregnancy. Any advice ladies?