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Braxton Higgs Contractions
Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Still contractions: Braxton-hicks although normal @ 28 weeks are still contractions. If they are recurrent (> 4/hour), cause pelvic pressure or persistent pain, or increased mucousy vaginal discharge, get checked by your ob. Try to limit any activities that cause these contractions (intercourse, exercise, lifting, etc) & call your OB if any of these signs of preterm labor persist or worsen. Take care. ...Read more
34weeks preg.Period like cramps painful braxton hicks contractions.Bad acid reflux and vomiting.Pressure in tailbone.Frequent loose stools. Normal?
38 wks preg Moody, passed mucus plug yesterday, cramping and back pain, extremely tired. Contractions irregular 2cm 50% effaced Dd 7/29-8/3 labor soon?
M 22week pregnant, nw having rythmic, painless contractions in round ligament area and around belly button.R these baby bumps/brixton hicks?Early labor?
Get seen by your OB: While round ligament pain and "braxton hicks" contractions are common at this point in pregnancy, the fact that you describe these complaints as "rhythmic" is bothersome to me. Usually false contractions do not occur in a predictable pattern (ie every 5-10 minutes). I think you should call your physician to be evaluated just to be cautious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe Braxton-Hicks: Also known as false-labor practice contractions which can start very early in pregnacy but typically not felt until late second or early third trimester. They should be infrequent, irregular, brief 1-2 min, and only mild cramping. Make sure u keep well hydrated. If contractions are regular, forceful/crampy, please consult doc asap as it could be pre-term labor. Congrats and best of luck to you. ...Read more
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