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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) help braxton hicks contractions ?

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) help braxton hicks contractions ?

Possible : It may relieve the pain and doesn't hurt you or baby to take on occasion when you are having these contractions. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

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


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When do you feel braxton hicks contractions?

When do you feel braxton hicks contractions?

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. ...Read more

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How can I manage braxton-hicks contractions?

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. ...Read more

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Does everyone get Braxton Hicks contractions?

Does everyone get Braxton Hicks contractions?

Probably: Probably yes, but some women feel these tightenings while others do not. If one does not feel them it is not abnormal. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks today how long will I continue to have braxton hicks contractions ?

How far apart?: You can expect braxton-hicks contractions up until you go into labor. They are irregular and nonpainful. When your contractions are painful, regular, and 5 minutes apart, for more than an hour, go to the hospital, as this represents true contractions. You should also go to the hospital if you have vaginal bleeding or fluid, or decreased fetal movement. ...Read more

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Im 34 weeks and was wondering how often am i supiera to have braxton hicks contractions?

Can't predict: As your pregnancy progresses, braxton hicks contractions tend to come somewhat more often, but until you get to your last few weeks, they'll probably remain infrequent, irregular, and essentially painless. Sometimes, though, braxton hicks contractions are hard to distinguish from early signs of preterm labor. ...Read more

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34weeks preg. Braxton hicks contractions get regular and very painful and last up to a minute and a half if i stay sitting or walk around.Normal?

34weeks preg. Braxton hicks contractions get regular and very painful and last up to a minute and a half if i stay sitting or walk around.Normal?

Watch for labor: At 34 weeks even if you go into labor the baby should be fine, so there is no need to go to any lengths to stop it. If these pains become increasingly painful and regular than you certainly need to be checked. It is often difficult to tell if it is real or false labor, so don't be embarrassed to get checked even if it might be a false alarm. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Braxton Hicks Contractions (Definition)

Braxton hicks contractions are "practice contractions". They are tightening of the uterine muscles for 1-2 minutes that are felt in the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more