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Braxton-Hicks contractions
Published on March 23, 2016, 2:58 p.m.

All are true about Braxton-Hicks contractions EXCEPT:

A. They aid in cervical dilatation during first stage of labour
B. Painless
C. Rules out abdominal pregnancy

D. Seen in hematometra

The Answer is. A. (They aid in cervical dilatation during first stage of labour)

Braxton - Hicks contractions

Braxton Hicks contractions, also known as false labor or practice contractions, are sporadic uterine contractions that sometimes start around 6 weeks. However, they are not usually felt until the second trimester or third trimester of pregnancy. These are irregular, infrequent, spasmodic and painless contractions without any effect on cervical dilations. These are seen in:

a) Normal pregnancy

b) Hematometra

c) Subserous fibroid