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Are there contractions in the 17th week of pregnancy?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 02/23/2022

Although they are more frequent in the second half of pregnancy, Braxton Hicks contractions may occur in week 17.

These contractions are physiological and do not have a regular interval between contractions (unlike labor contractions). Although not painful, Braxton Hicks contractions are uncomfortable.

However, if in doubt, you should always consult your obstetrician.

 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.