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I am 34 weeks and I have been having what I think is Braxton Hicks contraction for a few days non stop from every 2 min to every hour. Is this normal?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Maybe

The problem is alot of women say they have braxton hicks when they actually describe regular contractions.
Braxton Hicks are PAINLESS tightening. If it hurts that's a contraction and only way to know if its preterm labor vs. false labor pains is thru an evaluation with your OB. However, several contractions an hour several hours a day are relatively common.

In brief: Maybe

The problem is alot of women say they have braxton hicks when they actually describe regular contractions.
Braxton Hicks are PAINLESS tightening. If it hurts that's a contraction and only way to know if its preterm labor vs. false labor pains is thru an evaluation with your OB. However, several contractions an hour several hours a day are relatively common.
Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine

In brief: Braxton hicks

braxton hicks contractions can occur throughout a pregnancy but are usually NOT regular and painful.
At your stage of pregnancy - I would be concerned that these are signs of POTENTIAL pre term labor. Please check with your OB and get examined. good luck

In brief: Braxton hicks

braxton hicks contractions can occur throughout a pregnancy but are usually NOT regular and painful.
At your stage of pregnancy - I would be concerned that these are signs of POTENTIAL pre term labor. Please check with your OB and get examined. good luck
Dr. Paul Williams
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