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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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Regular contractions may indicate that you are experiencing a

tightening of the uterine wall called Braxton Hicks contractions or that you are in labor.

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Braxton Hicks Contractions

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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How contractions work and feel

Uterine contractions will push your baby out Your uterus is shaped like a pear, sitting upside down in your pelvis.

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Braxton Hicks contractions

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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The Signs Of True Labor

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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Early Signs of Labor - How to Recognize Labor Symptoms

Whether it's your first or fourth baby, labor is quite possibly one of the most anticipated aspects of pregnancy.

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Curious About Contractions

An OB/GYN Answers Common Questions About Contractions

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Braxton Hicks contractions

As early as six weeks into all pregnancies, the uterus, which is a large muscle, begins to contract rhythmically.

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Braxton hicks or true contractions?

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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