Pregnant women in the High Desert region often report that they experience discomfort in their abdominal area or a tight feeling around their uterus every once in a while during their pregnancy. Many Apple Valley patients are startled to find out that these sensations are actually contractions — but they are not the kind that are dilating the cervix and preparing the body for delivery.

Known as Braxton Hicks contractions, these uterine contractions are simply preparing […]