Answer: If you are more than 36 weeks gestation and this is your first baby and you are having contractions then lasting 60 seconds each, and they are 3-5 minutes apart for 1-2 hours and
painful, proceed to labor and delivery. If you are less then 37 weeks gestation, and are having contractions or cramping that are more than 6 in an hour, drink at least 3-4 large glasses of water and rest on your left side.
If the contractions still continue more than 6 in an hour than proceed to labor and delivery. so dont worry these are early signs of labor. take care. eat healthy food, take good amount of water. yes its safe for birth now they are considered as early term.