Whoever said that Braxton Hicks contractions don't hurt was a big fat liar! I get them all the time and they hurt. I even feel them in my back, which they also say doesn't happen! With the other two kids I was induced, so I knew I was in labor. When I went in to have Nathan they hooked me up to the monitors and I was having contractions every 10 minutes or so and didn't even know it. That's my big fear now. I'm afraid I'll be in labor and not know it. I have noticed that the more I do the more "fake" contractions I have, so I have kind of put myself on limited activity, just so I'm not miserable.