Common Pregnancy Pains and Their Causes
The uterine muscles will contract (tighten) starting as early as the second trimester of pregnancy on. Irregular, infrequent contractions are called Braxton-Hickscontractions (also known as "false labor pains"). These are normal during pregnancy.
- Try to relax
- Change positions. Sometimes this can ease the contractions.
Mikio A. Nihira, MD on August 15, 2012
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