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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Kirsty, 26, said: "I started having Braxton Hicks contractions the previous evening but they were not progressing into anything and were irregular.
She turns to Roanna for some muchneeded support - but it looks like the stress of the situation may have brought on her labour as she starts to experience pains that feel much more than Braxton Hicks. Jasmin and Dev have a houseguest, Diane's husband Rick, but when the police turn up the newlyweds are shocked to find out what's really going on.
She turns to Roanna for some much-needed support - but it looks like the stress of the situation may have brought on her labour as she starts to experience pains that feel much more than Braxton Hicks. Jasmin and Dev have a houseguest, Diane's husband Rick, but when the police turn up the newlyweds are shocked to find out what's really going on.
They told her she had Braxton Hicks contractions and sent her home, despite being two centimetres along.
The Mirror wrote in an online headline that 'Kate is not in labour - but Twitter is having Braxton Hicks contractions ahead of royal baby's arrival.'
Murray, 28, who works as an internal auditor for Milford-based Waters Corp., said she was having Braxton Hicks contractions on Monday afternoon, but wasn't quite sure she was in labor because she felt them in her abdomen more than her back.
At thirty-four weeks and four days pregnant, I began having contractions, although at the time I mistook them for Braxton Hicks. After fighting through them and spending an active day with my preschooler, I finally sank into our couch after dinner as the rhythmic waves became stronger and more regular.
The monitor, as well as palpations, revealed mild to moderate Braxton Hicks contractions, not labor contractions.
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.
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.