false labor

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  • noun

Synonyms for false labor

painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency

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The Mirror wrote in an online headline that 'Kate is not in labour - but Twitter is having Braxton Hicks contractions ahead of royal baby's arrival.
She revealed she had been getting Braxton Hicks contractions ever since, so feels like her body is getting ready for labour.
said she was having Braxton Hicks contractions on Monday afternoon, but wasn't quite sure she was in labor because she felt them in her abdomen more than her back.
Apparently I have in the future to look forward to constant back ache, possible high blood pressure, something called Braxton Hicks contractions, insomnia, leg cramps, heartburn, shortness of breath and the little blighter keeping me awake by kicking me in the bladder/intestines/stomach etc.
Patients do not know the difference between so-called Braxton Hicks contractions and the real thing.