Causes of Contractions During Pregnancy Braxton-Hicks contractions. These contractions prepare your body for the hard work of labor and delivery.
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tightening of the uterine wall called Braxton Hicks contractions or that you are in labor.
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You may have heard this funny phrase before you were pregnant, but now you really want to know what it means.
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What are Braxton Hicks contractions? How can I tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and true labor contractions? What can I do if my Braxton Hicks contractions are making me uncomfortable? When ...
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If you've never given birth before, you may assume that you'll just "know" when the time has arrived to have your baby.
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Whether it's your first or fourth baby, labor is quite possibly one of the most anticipated aspects of pregnancy.
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As early as six weeks into all pregnancies, the uterus, which is a large muscle, begins to contract rhythmically.
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ok so i've had a few back aches and slight cramping feelings, maybe once a day or less, and when i told my doctor last friday he said they were probably braxton hicks contractions and left it at ...
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