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When should I call my doctor about Braxton Hicks contractions?
Call your doctor or midwife if you haven't reached 37 weeks and the contractions are increasing in frequency, are more painful or you have any of the signs of preterm labor:
- Increasing vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, or spotting;
- Increasing low back pain or pelvic pressure;
- More than four contractions an hour;
- Menstrual-like cramping or abdominal pain.
Medically reviewed by Wayne Blocker, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology
MedscapeReference.com. Normal Labor and Delivery.