Braxton Hicks contractions are tightenings of the abdomen that can easily be mistaken for labor pains. They are caused by your uterus tightening and relaxing in preparation for eventual labor, but they are not a sign that labor has begun. Braxton Hicks begin as early as the second trimester but are more common in the third trimester. Every pregnant person has Braxton Hicks, but not everybody feels them. Braxton Hicks contractions tend to increase in frequency and intensity near the end of the pregnancy and are often mistaken for labor.
How to Identify Braxton Hicks Contractions
Dr Rohit Bhaskar July 16, 2022