If this is your first pregnancy, you understandably have a lot of questions. One of the most common situations new moms run into that causes anxiety is experiencing false labor pains, otherwise known as Braxton Hicks contractions. Because they can occur as early as the second trimester, many of my patients worry that something is seriously wrong or they’re beginning true labor prematurely. Well, the good news is Braxton Hicks contractions aren't indicative of anything dangerous. In fact, they’re perfectly normal.