Quoting ♥momma to be♥:" About every 5 or so minutes I get a really bad cramp like I'm either on my period or need to poo really ... [snip!] ... stripped and doesn't necessarily mean labor is coming, right? And how will I know when the cramping becomes real contractions?"
when i was in labor with my second child i woke up at 5 am feeling like i needed to poop pretty bad so i tried. then the feeling went away so i layed back down. 5 mins later same thing happened. this went on for 2 hours and finally went to the hospital and was 5cm dialated!!