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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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.