Patient Comments: Braxton Hicks Contractions - False or True Labor


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Comment from: Ourdancinggirl , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

True labor contractions drop you to your knees. Braxton Hicks feel tight and are irregular; they can be strong but aren't debilitating like the real thing. True labor contractions come on like a train and increase in frequency.

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