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Im seven months and I think im Having Braxton Hicks Contractions but Im
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Identify Braxton Hicks Contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions are false, "practice" or uterus conditioning
labor pains that occur before actual labor begins. They're true
contractions that occur when the uterus tightens as a result of the hormone
oxytocin; however, they're not strong enough to initiate labor. They're a
perfectly normal part of pregnancy and can begin to occur as early as the
second trimester, although they usually occur more commonly in the third
trimester of your pregnancy; also, not every pregnant woman will experience
them.

Braxton Hicks contractions are your body’s way of getting ready for
actual labor. Initially they may be scary, especially as their intensity
increases near the end of the pregnancy and you're not sure if it's the
real deal or not. As such, for your peace of mind it's important to know
how to identify the difference between false labor pains and the real
thing.

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-Part One: Differentiating Between Braxton Hicks and Real Contractions-

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*Recognize how Braxton Hicks contractions feel*. These contractions are not
typically painful and they don't occur at regular intervals. Unlike true
contractions that can bring on labor, Braxton Hicks contractions will
fluctuate in an inconsistent pattern. They occur as a tightening in the
abdomen and they will come and go without getting closer together. On the
other hand, when you're


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