Thank you for your query.
Discomfort and pelvic pain
are common as labour approaches.
True labour pains would be associated with palpable hardening of the uterus
, alongwith pains that radiate to the groin and the back.
Also, you would have mucoid discharge or leaking or blood tinged discharge.
If this is your first pregnancy
, and you cannot be sure about true labour pains, you would do well to have a check up.
Better safe than sorry !