Braxton Hicks contractions

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Braxton Hicks contractions

(ˈbrækstən ˈhɪks)
pl n
(Medicine) painless intermittent contractions of the womb that occur in pregnancy, becoming stronger towards full term
[C19: named after J. Braxton Hicks (1823–97), British obstetrician]
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But it turns out it was just Braxton Hicks, a perfectly normal and routine practice contraction your body indulges in to get you geared up for the real thing.
Dehydration is one of the causes of Braxton Hicks or so-called practice contractions, and it also can increase the incidence of dizzy spells and fainting, said Dr.
"In the delivery suite we were introduced to the medical team who again explained that at this stage of pregnancy it was more than likely just practice contractions.