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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Mothers-to-be should be aware how to differentiate true labor from false labor or Braxton-Hicks contractions. Here are some of them: shortening of the timed interval between each contraction; increasing intensity of contractions as labor progresses; and, increasing duration of each contraction, about 30-70 seconds.
False labour contractions are called Braxton-Hicks contractions.They're unpredictable, non-rhythmic, and do not increase in intensity.
Pregnant women usually complain of lower abdominal pain and experience Braxton-Hicks contractions from 2nd trimester.