What are the signs of labor?

Last night I was having regular contractions every 3 minutes and lasting about 30 seconds, I went to try and go to bed and woke up this morning, and I haven’t had any so far today…has this happened to anyone else? I believe they were real contractions. My stomach was tightening everywhere, and I had pain in my stomach and lower back! I’ve also been having a lot of lightning crotch! I’m 32 weeks and five days today. Did you go into labor soon after?

I went into labor early at 32 weeks. Worst experience of our lives. We spent 47 days in the NICU. Please drink lots of water. Call your doctor. Don’t ignore these signs like I did please. Your baby needs more time