false labor

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Synonyms for false labor

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

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Kirsty, 26, said: "I started having Braxton Hicks contractions the previous evening but they were not progressing into anything and were irregular.
They told her she had Braxton Hicks contractions and sent her home, despite being two centimetres along.
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.
Murray, 28, who works as an internal auditor for Milford-based Waters Corp., 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.