Braxton-Hicks contractions

noun plural

Brax·​ton-Hicks contractions ˌbrak-stən-ˈhiks- How to pronounce Braxton-Hicks contractions (audio)
variants or Braxton Hicks contractions
: relatively painless nonrhythmic contractions of the uterus that occur during pregnancy with increasing frequency over time but are not associated with labor

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“Braxton-Hicks contractions.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Braxton-Hicks%20contractions. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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