Braxton Hicks contractions
Braxton Hicks contractions are physiological contractions of myometrium that occur in pregnancy. They are often sporadic and start by ~6 weeks.
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 .
Considerations for a focal myometrial thickness include:
- uterine leiomyoma: not transient
- focal myometrial contractions in a nongravid uterus