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[2.13] Dr Pat defines Braxton hicks and talks about the idea that Braxton hicks is exercise for your uterus or your uterus preparing for labour.
[4.23] Dr Pat talks about the common descriptions that he receives about the feeling on Braxton hicks and Brigid also talks about her personal experience.
[5.08] Dr Pat explains how to distinguish Braxton hicks and what provokes Braxton hicks, Brigid also talks about her experience with what provoked Braxton hicks for her.
[8.33] Brigid asks if Braxton hicks indicates that labour may be coming soon, Dr Pat talks about how Braxton hicks vary for each woman however, each individual woman’s Braxton hicks should feel very similar each time and if there is any severe changes in things such as the time period they go for it is probably labour.
[9.25] Dr Pat talks about how there is no such thing as experiencing too many Braxton hicks as long as they all are Braxton hicks, Dr Pat also talks about the diagnosis of an irritable uterus.
[11.22] Brigid asks if the baby can trigger Braxton hicks.
[11.36] Dr Pat talks about whether obstetricians want to know if their patients are experiencing Braxton hicks.
[11.55] Dr Pat and Brigid discuss if there is anything that can be done to treat Braxton hicks.
[13.07] Dr Pat describes the features that will help you distinguish between Braxton hicks and labour.
[13.59] “The key is if you are experiencing Braxton hick you need to get it straight in your mind exactly what it feels like, if you get another episode and it feels exactly the same, then it is the same, if it feels different then call you care provider.”
[14.19] Myth or Fact- a UTI in pregnancy is common and if left untreated can be serious and cause preterm labour?
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