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is there really a difference between braxton hicks and real contractions?

if so what is it

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Asked by jaders1220 at 9:07 PM on Sep. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • sure are crontractions are real labor and hurt more.. BH are getting ready for labor with less pain.. but they may hurt a lot at times

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • What’s the Difference Between Braxton Hicks and Labor?
    Many women worry that they won’t be able to tell the difference between their Braxton Hicks contractions and the real signs of labor. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

    * Braxton Hicks contractions don’t increase in intensity, unlike labor pains.
    * Labor pains will increase in frequency, whereas Braxton Hicks contractions will eventually disappear.
    * Braxton Hicks contractions tend to be irregular, and occur sporadically. Real labor pains usually have a pattern to them.
    * Braxton Hicks contractions don’t cause pain, but merely discomfort, unlike real labor contractions.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:20 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • Tip: Dr told me yesterday that if you want to help avoid BH, make sure you stay hydrated!!! If your body gets dehydrated, it can cause BH! That was new news to me!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

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