Contractions during early pregnancy?

It is possible to experience Braxton Hicks contractions at any point during pregnancy. Braxton Hicks contractions during early pregnancy should not be painful. These contractions are often described as a "balled up" sensation of the uterus. Your body will have Braxton Hicks contractions to practice and use the muscle to prepare for labor. Braxton Hicks contraction usually increase in frequency during the last trimester.

If you contractions in early pregnancy are accompanied with pain, bleeding, increased discharge or any other concerning symptoms you should contract your doctor right away.

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