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What are braxtons?

I saw it mentioned on another post as an answer, but I don't know what they are.


Asked by idaspida at 11:02 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • If this is your first pregnancy you may or maynot experience braxton hix contractions that is until about 36 wks. Bh contractions are the tightening of the uterus in preperation (practice) for real labor. They are called BH because they are weak contraction that occur at irregular intervals and usually go away when resting. A person experiencing BH can have cramping and some pressure with BH.

    Every woman's boby experiences bh contractions through out pregnancy but for the most part they are so mild that you don't know they are even happening.

    I hope this helps!

    Answer by ChristyW3 at 11:35 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Braxton-hicks. Practice contractions (not fake, practice).

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • They're practice contractions and feel nothing like the real ones!

    Answer by shanapiv at 12:20 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • you can't be serious...they're fake contractions

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:03 PM on Feb. 12, 2011