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A 29-year-old female asked:

How do i tell a difference real labour contraction and braxton hicks contraction ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Resolution : False labor stops. Labor does not. Five minutes a part for at least an hour is a good general rule for when yo get evaluated.
Dr. Carlos Jurado
36 years experience
BH are irregular : Bh uterine contractions boe not exhibit a pattern; they start in different focuses of the uterus without a effective wave of contractions, since they are not synchronized they does not produce cervical dilatation. Must commonly the patient will report back and suprapubic pain. True labor contractions exhibit a defined pattern and start at the top of the uterus .Then they get closer and more painf.

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