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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Days before, she had experienced false labor and felt disappointed when she had to go to an old single-story hospital on Lyons Avenue and Wiley Canyon Road because Newhall Memorial wasn't open.
Laws in every state permit nurse-midwives to determine if a woman is in false labor, she said.
I got up in the middle of the night two different times for false labor.
The doctor was not present since he believed I was having false labor pains, and I dutifully "held" when told.
The labor monitors that HBR is developing will be able to differentiate between true and false labor.
Sarkar, 31, who wasn't expecting to deliver for another two weeks, was having what she thought were false labor pains, when she and her husband decided to play it safe and check in with her doctor.
WASHINGTON -- Local laws and practice patterns should dictate which health care providers can certify false labor cases, according to a preliminary recommendation from the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group.