If your waters break before labour has begun, you will usually have some warning signs, like mild cramping that feels a bit like period pain, or even lower backache. While the medical world would have us believe different, there aren’t any rules to labour and birth.
Some women experience their baby moving a lot in the run-up to labor. One theory for this is the increase in Braxton Hicks contractions. As your body prepares for labor and birth, you might start to experience a greater frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions.