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Episode 113 Content and Overview

Braxton Hicks contractions are sporadic “practice” contractions that many pregnant women experience during the second and the third trimesters.  This episode talks about what they are, what they feel like, what can trigger them, and how you can find some relief.  There are some key ways to distinguish between these practice contractions and real contractions.  Knowing the signs of pre-term labor and labor and how to tell the difference between fake contractions and the real thing will you give you the confidence you need to decide when to call your doctor or midwife, when to go to the hospital or birth center, and when you just need to relax and wait it out.  Listen to this episode for everything you need to know about Braxton Hicks.

Included in This Episode
  • History of Braxton Hicks contractions
  • What Braxton Hicks contractions feel like
  • The role of Braxton Hicks contractions in labor
  • Alleviating discomfort
  • The difference between fake contractions and true labor contractions
  • Measuring contractions
  • When you should call your doctor or midwife
  • Signs of preterm labor and labor
  • Round ligament pain