Anyone else having contractions? I started having painful contractions last week (work has been extremely stressful over the past month so I am 99% sure that is what started them). I went to the doctor after 2 days of contractions lasting for 1.5-2 hours (and painful enough that I had to walk around my office and not sit at my desk). I was dilated a little over 1 cm, so he told me to try to slow down at work and come back the following week to be checked again. I went back yesterday and I haven't dilated anymore, but my cervix is softening. He put me on modified bed rest for the time being, so I can still be up, but am supposed to try to rest, keep my feet up as much as possible and work from home a max of 4 hours per day. Today is my first day at home and the contractions are still coming, though at less frequent intervals. It's stressing me out though. Anyone else have experience with this? I go back to the doctor again next week (and will go every week until I have the baby). I don't want to be on total bed rest, but also don't want a baby in the NICU for the next 2 months.