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A 19-year-old female asked:

Do braxton hicks contractions go away after a shower? if they do, are the ones that don't real contractions? they are coming in every 5 minutes.

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Maybe: Braxton hicks contractions may go away after a shower, but also may not. Sometimes a relaxing endeavor like a shower or bath can cause them to diminish. If your contractions are rhythmic and timed, as you say, every 5 minutes, and last for more than an hour, you should go to labor & delivery to be evaluated.
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