Braxton Hicks Contractions: Approaching Labor

Dr. Anna Suarez Davis, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Baptist Hospital of Miami, explains the term “the baby dropped” is when the baby is engaged in the pelvis, the head is low enough in the pelvis it can cause a little bit more discomfort for mom. “But it doesn’t necessarily mean that labor is upon them, it really can happen a few weeks before labor occurs and it can happen certainly just during labor,” she says.

According to her, Braxton Hicks contractions are a way of the body and the uterus practicing and getting ready for her labor and they are typically irregular.

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