Braxton-Hicks contraction

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Noun1.Braxton-Hicks contraction - painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency
contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction - (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
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False labour contractions are called Braxton-Hicks contractions.
Pregnant women usually complain of lower abdominal pain and experience Braxton-Hicks contractions from 2nd trimester.