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Are Your Labor Pains the Real Deal? How You Can Tell

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"Check it out, when in doubt."

 Sources:

"Labor: Is It True Labor, False Labor, or Braxton Hicks Contractions." - BabyMed. Web. 11 Aug. 2014. 
http://www.babymed.com/labor-delivery/labor-it-true-false-or-braxton-hicks-contractions

 "Contractions During Pregnancy, or Braxton Hicks Contractions." Whattoexpect.  Web. 11 Aug. 2014. 
http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/braxton-hicks-contractions.aspx

Reviewed August 12, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith
 

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