You can have real contractions before labor, starting to dialate you and get things ready. Menstral like cramping that wraps around to tge back sounds more like real contractions then braxton hicks. Labor could be soon, but its always hard to say for sure!
I get these pains way to often no matter what I do. I am so not use to them and then in the morning I always wake up with menstrual cramping. did not experience this with the other pregnancies