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32 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

The pressure that your uterus is placing on your diaphragm might also be causing more heartburn. Credit: GE Healthcare You may be feeling Braxton Hicks contractions by now. These "practice" contractions can last for up to two minutes a...

Signs of Labor

Knowing the signs of labor can help prepare for delivery. Credit: Getty Images
Knowing the signs of labor can help a pregnant woman feel more comfortable and confident as she approaches her due date. A woman's body begins preparing for delivery...

When is it Braxton Hicks, when is it pre-term labor?

Many women experience pangs and twinges during their pregnancies. All of them experience the phenomenon known as Braxton Hicks contractions, whether or not they ever feel them. With my first pregnancy I never felt a one, so it was much of a surpris...

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