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Is one braxton hick contraction every hour considered regular or a cause for worry? I'm 25w and either feeling fetal moment or one hourly contraction

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Normal

Upto 4 an hour is normal.

In brief: Normal

Upto 4 an hour is normal.
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Dr. David Dinhofer
If they increase in frequency or force, call your doctor
Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice

In brief: Braxton Hicks

It certainly could be normal, but if they were more frequent than 4 per hour i would say call your doctor right away.
Your doctor wouldn't mind a call in any case. Only your doctor can verify these are braxton hicks contractions by checking your cervix. Besides that, take a walk, warm bath, drink water, and take deep breaths. The pain of true contractions would persist, but might help braxton hick.

In brief: Braxton Hicks

It certainly could be normal, but if they were more frequent than 4 per hour i would say call your doctor right away.
Your doctor wouldn't mind a call in any case. Only your doctor can verify these are braxton hicks contractions by checking your cervix. Besides that, take a walk, warm bath, drink water, and take deep breaths. The pain of true contractions would persist, but might help braxton hick.
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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery

In brief: Don't worry

Most braxton hicks contractions don't mean anything.
We're letting you know things are getting ready but in and of themselves they really don't mean anything. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Concerns you have should be shared with your dr.

In brief: Don't worry

Most braxton hicks contractions don't mean anything.
We're letting you know things are getting ready but in and of themselves they really don't mean anything. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Concerns you have should be shared with your dr.
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