Learn what are the Braxton Hicks Contractions
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Hi, everybody! I am Melanie Raposo and welcome to Mommy's Minute. As your pregnancy progresses, you many notice a tightness in your uterus. This is referred to as Braxton Hicks contractions. They usually last for about two minutes and occur during the last few months of pregnancy. Braxton Hicks contractions actually do serve a purpose. They are commonly called practice contractions because they help your uterus prepare for the actual contractions it will experience during pregnancy. Without Braxton Hicks contsractions, your labor contractions would be longer and more painful. Braxton Hicks also helps softening your cervix. To find out the difference between Braxton Hicks and labor contractions, visit www.ThePregnancyShow.com.