Braxton-Hicks contraction


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Brax·ton-Hicks contraction

or Brax·ton Hicks contraction (brăk′stən hĭks′)
n.
One of a series of usually painless uterine contractions that occur with increasing frequency during pregnancy.
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I asked if she was having any contractions and she said every once in a while she was having Braxton-Hicks contractions. She asked when she should call me and when she should go to the hospital.