This is my 8th baby. I always have long labors so I know to expect that, but I've been having early or "false" labor for six days now. Braxton Hicks every 10-15 minutes, sometimes getting painful, non stop for six days. Extreme pelvic/rectal pressure, extreme backache for two days. Even loose stools for the six days. The only time the contractions go away is when I sleep (unless I'm just not noticing them) although they do wake me in the night sometimes. At my dr. appt. yesterday I was 3cm, 60% and -1 to 0 station and she said I'm still pretty thick. (not sure what she meant by that) One week ago I was 2cm, 60% and -2 station. I'm wondering if I should do anything to hasten this process or just be patient. I feel an urge to be alone and quiet but with 7 children it's impossible! Do you think my body is trying to go into labor but I keep getting stressed and that's stopping it? (I have alot of stressors right now including an injured husband, financial difficulties due to that, etc.) My doc wants to induce in 3 days with Cervidil in the evening, then break my water and start pitocin in the morning. I DO NOT want to do this. That is making me even more stressed. I even read that Cervidil is not for women who've had more than 6 term babies. (all mine have been term) Sorry this is so long, just trying to give as much details as possible. I'm so stressed and exausted from this. Thanks for your help.