The monitors show contractions but all you feel is tightening why?

Every human body is different into how we feel pain. A contraction is esentially a cramp, or a tightening of the muscles. Some woman feel severe pain with very mild contractions, and others can deliver a baby naturally and say they felt discomfort. As contractions progress, pain progresses as well. I have seen woman be in the beginning stages of labor and not even know when they were haveing a contraction, others have described what you are: a tightening feeling, and others want an epideral from the getgo; although, most epiderals cannot be given until after 4 centameters dialated or more! Enjoy your lack of pain, many women envy you!