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Are BH contractions the primary reason for dilation?

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Dr. Kenneth Weston
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Braxton Hicks contractions occur through out the second half of pregnancy and are felt by some but not all women, especially first pregnancies.
Cervical dilation and effacement can our without feeling and unrelated to BH contractions.

In brief: No

Braxton Hicks contractions occur through out the second half of pregnancy and are felt by some but not all women, especially first pregnancies.
Cervical dilation and effacement can our without feeling and unrelated to BH contractions.
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