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Braxton Hicks or True Labor Contractions
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Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
Before "true" labor begins, you may have "false" labor pains, also known as Braxton Hicks contractions. These irregular uterine contractions are perfectly normal and may start to occur as early as the second trimester, although they are more common during the third trimester of pregnancy. They are your body's way of getting ready for the "real thing."

Learn more here: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/true-false-labor
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