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A 20-year-old female asked:

How do i tell the difference between braxton hicks contractions and actual contractions?

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Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Labor: Labor is defined as contractions that cause cervical change. By definition contractions that do not cause change are braxton hicks.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I manage braxton-hicks contractions?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Abdominal support : By definition, braxton-hicks contractions are painless and do not lead to early labor. There is not much you can do to make them go away. Some people find an maternity abdominal binder helpful.
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A 20-year-old member asked:

When do you feel braxton hicks contractions?

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Dr. Brittany Chan
Dr. Brittany Chananswered
Pediatrics 12 years experience
2nd or 3rd trimester: Braxton hicks contractions are most commonly felt during the 3rd trimester, though they may begin in the 2nd trimester. Dehydration can increase the amount of these contractions. It's different for everyone, and not every pregnant woman will experience braxton hicks contractions.
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