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Intermittent weak contractions of the uterus occurring during pregnancy.
labour pains, labourView synonyms
- ‘Towards the beginning of true labour Braxton Hicks contractions may become more frequent, stronger and even painful.’
- ‘The majority of pregnant women experience Braxton Hicks contractions during different stages of pregnancy.’
- ‘Tightenings of the uterus, known as Braxton Hicks contractions, become stronger in the third trimester.’
- ‘It sounds like you are experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions, which are the dress rehearsal for real labor.’
- ‘The Braxton Hicks contractions only help to prepare, or exercise, the uterus for labor and delivery.’
Early 20th century: named after John Braxton Hicks (1823–97), English gynaecologist.
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