25Braxton Hicks Contractions Are Irregular In Time Patterns
One huge way to tell if you are having Braxton Hicks contractions and not actual contractions is to try and time them out. If there is no pattern, then it’s likely these are phantom contractions.
“Braxton Hicks contractions do not occur at regular time intervals, and
they can occur at any time of day. However, many pregnant women report that they can feel Braxton Hicks contractions at night when the bladder is full, and during exercise” states MedicineNet.com.