Braxton Hicks contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions are physiological contractions of myometrium that occur in pregnancy. They are often sporadic and start by ~6 weeks.

Radiographic features

Antenatal ultrasound

It may be seen as a transient change myometrial thickness .

History and etymology

Named after John Braxton Hicks: English physician who first described it in 1871 .

Differential diagnosis

Considerations for a focal myometrial thickness include:

See also

  • focal myometrial contractions in a nongravid uterus