by Haven » Dec 18, 2012 Gorgeous wedding photo, LT! Wow. A couple of my friends visited the Biltmore while we were at ASU, but I missed out on that trip. Ladies, I need some insight. I've been having terrible stomach cramps since 2 AM. They are very low in my abdomen, and my lower back and legs really ache with them, too. I had a doctor's appointment at 3:45 and he seemed to think it could be pre-labor, but he said to wait until I get regular contractions 8-minutes apart to call the hospital. (8 mins b/c I'm having a C-section.) Here's my question: Could these be real contractions? My stomach hurts constantly, but I do get waves of more intense pain. I'm in tears here, I'm so uncomfortable and in pain. I think we'll start timing the waves of more intense pain and see if they're coming regularly. Doctor said I'm 90% effaced and 3 cm dilated, so not much progress there with the dilation. HELP! What do I do? AND, any ideas how to make this feel better? Walking, bathing, heating pad, moving--nothing helps. This pain is awful. If labor is going to be terribly worse, I don't know how I'm going to do it!