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Is the tightning of my uterus with shortness of breath consider contractions or Braxton hicks? I'm 38 weeks 6 days

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Dr. Mary David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Can be either

The only difference between Braxton-Hicks contractions and labor contractions is that the labor contractions lead to cervical change and tend to be slightly more regular. There is no way to distinguish between them other than observation and cervical checks.
Hope this helps.

In brief: Can be either

The only difference between Braxton-Hicks contractions and labor contractions is that the labor contractions lead to cervical change and tend to be slightly more regular. There is no way to distinguish between them other than observation and cervical checks.
Hope this helps.
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In brief: Yes

You are having irregular contractions

In brief: Yes

You are having irregular contractions
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