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Is it normal to have braxton hicks contractions as early as 23 weeks in pregnancy?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Braxton-hicks contractions can start in the first trimester and get stronger, longer, and more frequent as pregnancy progresses.
Sometimes they can be mistaken for labor pains. If you are concerned that you may be in true labor, please call your doctor right away.

In brief: Sometimes
Braxton-hicks contractions can start in the first trimester and get stronger, longer, and more frequent as pregnancy progresses.
Sometimes they can be mistaken for labor pains. If you are concerned that you may be in true labor, please call your doctor right away.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Braxton hicks contractions are normal during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
So long as they are not painful, are not regular in nature or increasing in frequency, and do not dilate your cervix, they could be entirely normal. But, it is important to know that they are braxton hicks contractions and so it is important to have them evaluated by your ob/gyn.

In brief: Possibly
Braxton hicks contractions are normal during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
So long as they are not painful, are not regular in nature or increasing in frequency, and do not dilate your cervix, they could be entirely normal. But, it is important to know that they are braxton hicks contractions and so it is important to have them evaluated by your ob/gyn.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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