I'm 38 weeks today, and I never feel contractions. I know I'm having them because at 36w 4d, I was told I was 2cm. dilated and 50% effaced. Then on Christmas Eve, I went to the hospital for my nst, and saw the contractions on the monitor, but still wasn't feeling them. So my question is, if you don't feel the contractions... how do you know when you're going in labor? Or if you're getting closer? Sometimes when I get up and move around I feel that my belly is tight with my hands, but I can never tell when it's happening otherwise.
Is it likely that I could just feel them only when I'm actually in labor? Or that labor could start and I'd never feel them at all?