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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can i manage braxton-hicks contractions?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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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.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your md: Depends on what you mean. You should contact you md to be sure they are indeed braxton-hicks and not preterm or actual term labor.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are braxton hicks contractions?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Practice contraction: Braxton hicks contractions can happen at anytime during your pregnancy. They tend to be milder and more irregular than the contractions you get during labor. In general they are practice contractions that normally occur. If you have contractions more than 4 times in an hour and are preterm, you should call your doctor.
A 20-year-old member asked:

When do you feel braxton hicks contractions?

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Dr. Brittany Chan
Dr. Brittany Chananswered
Pediatrics 10 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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A 30-year-old female asked:

What do Braxton Hicks contractions feel like?

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Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Cramping: Pregnant women experience braxton-hicks in many different ways. Most commonly they feel like menstrual cramps, tightening or hardening of the abdomen, pelvic pressure, and low back ache.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does everyone get Braxton Hicks contractions?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: The uterus is a muscle and like all muscles contracts periodically during the pregnancy. Some people "feel" these contractions more than others.
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A member asked:

How many braxton hicks contractions can you have per hour?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several: It depends on the uterine musculature's sensitivity to oxytocin and fetal movement. There is no set number of braxton-hicks contractions/hour.

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