So for the last week I have been having contractions on and off. Some that stop me in my tracks (very intense pressure) others where my belly is only going rock hard. Since yesterday I have had cramping like my period is coming. Today I have had contractions on and off all day. I listened to my hypnobirthing cd, and now I have had 6 in the last hour (about 9 min 21 sec apart on average) I feel a pressure down there, and tightening in my belly, but absolutely no pain. In fact some times i don't realize it's happening until I touch ( or my hubby touches) my belly. Is this what is called early labour?