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  • The fact is that pregnant women are “in labor” during most of the last part of pregnancy, that is they can have sporadic, often strong and painful contractions, known as “braxton hicks” contractions.

    Matthew Yglesias » Wieseltier vs Sullivan

  • Lately I've been experiencing serious braxton-hicks.


  • I had not had a single even braxton hicks contraction before that point, and she did all the uterus points and I went into labor in her office.

    Getting Down To Business

  • I threw up daily til I was six months pregnant at which point PAINFUL braxton hicks started.

    Babies, Babies, Babies

  • Having never done this before, when I was awakened at this ungodly hour by intenser than usual braxton hicks contractions, I promptly woke DH.

    Twelve years ago… « The Life and Times of Organic Mama

  • I'd been having braxton hicks contractions for weeks, but woke up at 4am sunday morning IN PAIN and thinking that something was up .... discovered that i had a 'show' (where the mucus plug that stoppers the cervix comes away - a sure sign that birth is imminent!).

    nostalgia trip; birth

  • Prince is all in cahoots with the braxton clan. isn't he promoting toni's sister Tamar right now?

    One Bright Star (1B*) Reignited

  • Clair had several contractions and we think they were the real thing, not braxton-hicks last night – 7 minutes apart at one stage, and more uncomfortable than sore…

    caleb grows

  • Sounds like braxton hicks contractions, BUT you could be on your way to labor.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • I was 7 monts pregnant with my son this past summer and it was the only thing (along with chomping on ice) that callmed down my CRAZY braxton hicks and anxiety.

    The Secret Life of Kat


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