Braxton-Hicks contractions

Braxton-Hicks contractions

[′brak·stən ′hiks kən‚trak·shənz]
(medicine)
Intermittent painless contractions of the uterus that occur throughout pregnancy.
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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 could be the first stirrings of labor, but it could also just be Braxton-Hicks contractions.
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.