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What are braxton-hicks contractions?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not true labor

Although braxton hicks contractions can come every few minutes like true contractions, bh contractions don’t get more frequent over time, but rather usually go away, often with rest.
Also, bh contractions, unlike true contractions generally don't get stronger and more painful over time.

In brief: Not true labor

Although braxton hicks contractions can come every few minutes like true contractions, bh contractions don’t get more frequent over time, but rather usually go away, often with rest.
Also, bh contractions, unlike true contractions generally don't get stronger and more painful over time.
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