Braxton-Hicks contraction

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

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He told her that "she was probably just having Braxton-Hicks contractions and her response to them was to tighten her abdominal wall."
Well, December finally arrived and, with it, very strong Braxton-Hicks contractions. This was very exciting for me as I knew the time was near.
If you ask a patient who just delivered preterm what was going on in the previous 24 hours, she'll frequently tell you she was just sitting at home having Braxton-Hicks contractions, he said.
This could be the first stirrings of labor, but it could also just be Braxton-Hicks contractions. That rest is important; if labor was beginning but didn't get active until late, she would need it.