Braxton Hicks

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Brax·ton Hicks

(braks'tŏn hiks), Do not hyphenate Braxton Hicks.
John, British gynecologist, 1823-1897. See: Braxton Hicks contraction.
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Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular, usually painless uterine contractions that tend to occur from around the middle of your pregnancy and increase in frequency as your due date nears.
You know you're in the initial stage of labour because these are more intense and last longer than the Braxton Hicks you've experienced in the last few weeks.
Words such as amniocentesis, episiotomy and Braxton Hicks have become part of my daily language and at 30 weeks it was time to get my head around a whole new terminology.
While I was full of awe and wonder at Davina McCall fronting Big Brother right up to the Braxton Hicks, I did kind of tune out of what she was saying towards the end and become mesmerised by her incredible shape.
But we need to get rid of the term Braxton Hicks contractions," he said, referring to the intermittent, usually painless contractions felt by many women in mid-pregnancy.
Braxton Hicks contractions typically begin sometime after the 20th week of pregnancy and are the body's way of "rehearsing" for labor.
Men have to learn a new vocabulary - Braxton Hicks, layette, vernix, meconium, perineum, fundal height - but this can be picked up in a couple of hours' cramming, in between looking at the babies' names books.
Mary Heard, from Rhyl, is due on June 12 with her third baby and says she is now having daily Braxton Hicks as a result of the stress.
Kirsty, 26, said: "I started having Braxton Hicks contractions the previous evening but they were not progressing into anything and were irregular.
The legal secretary from Crosby first experienced pains in her lower back last Saturday night, but just put it down to Braxton Hicks contractions.
Washington, Mar 14 ( ANI ): Jessica Simpson revealed that she recently suffered contractions due to false labour, also known as Braxton Hicks.
Braxton Hicks are joke contractions that maybe give the womb useful practice ahead of the main event, or exist purely as one of Mother Nature's jolly japes.