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The difference between true labor and false contractions.
|Braxton Hicks (False Labor) Contractions
|True Labor Contractions
|Irregular and remain irregular
|Regular intervals or regular pattern
|Don't get closer together as time passes
|Grow closer together over time
|Often are weak and stay that way (might have stronger contractions followed by weaker ones)
|Increase in strength/intensity over time
|Stop when you rest, walk, or change positions
|Keep coming no matter what you do
|Vary in length and intensity
|Usually last 30 to 90 seconds (shorter when they begin and get progressively longer and stronger)
|Don't affect your cervix
|Cause cervix to dilate (open)
|Pain usually felt only in the front
|Pain begins in back and moves to front.
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