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1. Uterine contractions (Braxton-Hicks contractions)
Braxton-Hicks contractions are involuntary contractions of the uterus in association with pregnancy. If the contractions become more intense, more frequent and regular in time, they may be the beginning of true labor. Braxton-Hicks contractions are not associated with pain and are transient, often begin to be felt at about 28 weeks of pregnancy and increase in regularity.