Contractions can vary in sensation from woman to woman, but they are often described as intense cramping or tightening in the lower abdomen and back. Some women may also experience pain radiating down their legs. It is important to note that bleeding during contractions is not typical and should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. While contractions can be uncomfortable, they are a normal part of the labor process and indicate that your body is preparing for childbirth. If you have concerns about your contractions or any other symptoms, it is best to consult with your healthcare provider for guidance and support throughout your pregnancy journey.