What do you know about contractions?

They are the ones that cause the retraction of muscle fibers in the uterus, facilitating cervical dilatation and the baby's delivery. Do you know how to recognize them? Are they all painful? When to worry? Our quiz.

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1. A contraction is necessarily painful.

That's right. It's wrong.


Some contractions are painless. Small scale, they appear around the fourth month of pregnancy. If they are painless, they are still noticeable: your belly becomes hard for a few moments, then relaxes. Even outside a pregnancy, the uterine muscle has a very active life and contracts regularly, as is the case for example at the time of menstruation.