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I've been having real labor pain contractions for some weeks now. Dr. Believes this is the week but they go away after an hour. What can I do?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Braxton-Hicks

What you are describing sounds like braxton-hicks contractions.
They are common and normal. They can feel just like labor contractions, but because they go away, it is not labor. There is not much one can do, because they are a normal part of pregnancy. Hopefully real labor will come soon and congratulatons.

In brief: Braxton-Hicks

What you are describing sounds like braxton-hicks contractions.
They are common and normal. They can feel just like labor contractions, but because they go away, it is not labor. There is not much one can do, because they are a normal part of pregnancy. Hopefully real labor will come soon and congratulatons.
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