Braxton Hicks Vs Contractions

You would think we working in L&D registration I would know the difference but because this is my first pregancy, I am nervous about both...how to disquinish both...Braxton Hicks feel like? And contractions I hear they increase. Can someone help me know on each?

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    08/04/14
    They feel the same. braxton hicks will not always have a pattern. contractions will. Braxton hicks will not decrease the time in between, but contractions will. Braxton hicks will stop with change in position, warm shower, lots of water. Contractions won't. Now...i've heard that braxton hicks won't get stronger, but they did for me, so I'm not sure I believe that one. :)
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      08/04/14
      Tabitha seems to have gotten this one covered, whoo! I think she's right, the biggest difference is the pattern/decrease in time between.
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      08/04/14
      okay thanks guys! I am 31 weeks and I have no clue if some pains are braxton or not. But it defintiley doesn't increase. So might be lol. It is all too confusing don't you agree haha!
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      08/04/14
      It was confusing until i felt them. :) just make sure you tell your OB and they'll confirm.
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        08/04/14
        8Theresa Gould
        They are warm up contractions and will stop once you move around, whereas real contractions do not stop when you move around. Be sure to stay hydrated as dehydration can cause contractions!
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