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how do i tell te difference between contractions and braxton hicks?

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Asked by Skylersmommi124 at 8:17 PM on Oct. 23, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • All I can say is there will be no doubt in your mind when you have an actual contraction, at least that was my experience.

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:17 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • My doctor said that if I could talk through the contraction it was not real, no matter how close and consistant.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:26 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • braxton hicks tend to be in just the top or just the bottom of your uterus but labor contractions tend to be more all-encompassing

    Answer by elizabiza at 10:07 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Dr. said that braxton hicks are usually high up, and make your stomic hard, or mis-shapened. Contractions are lower, and are shaper in pain.

    Answer by ness_033 at 11:30 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • contraction are usually regular and are usually stronger than braxton hicks

    Answer by lovebunny82709 at 4:25 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

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