Quiz: How much do you know about pregnancy?
Pregnancy seems straight forward when you think about it on a basic level, but when you really try to understand how it works, that’s when it gets a little trickier. Here’s a short quiz for you to test your own knowledge. Answer the questions from 1 to 10 then see if you were right by checking the answers at the end. Try not to cheat!
Fertilisation happens when a woman’s egg meets a man’s sperm. For this to happen, the woman's egg must exit her ovaries and travel to her fallopian tube. This happens only once about every 28 days. What is this called?
Can you fall pregnant while on your period?
Can you fall pregnant if you miss the pill once?
Can you fall pregnant if you have unprotected sex once?
What’s NOT usually a sign of pregnancy?
A. Missing your period
C. Cold symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, coughing)
Which of these does not happen in the first trimester?
A. Baby becomes a foetus
B. You get false contractions
C. The baby’s heart beats
D. Your breasts grow bigger
During which trimester do the baby's bones begin to form, and the skull, legs, and arms take firm shape?
A. First Trimester
B. Second Trimester
C. Third Trimester
During pregnancy, it's safe to consume alcohol, take drugs or smoke:
A. Once a day
B. Once a month
C. Twice a week
In what organ does the foetus actually grow?
Which makes it highly likely for you to fall pregnant?
B. Oral Sex
C. Thigh Sex
D. A and C
E. None of the above
1. The answer is B. Ovulation is what happens when an egg is released from your ovaries to be fertilised. If the egg is not fertilised, then menstruation (your period) begins. Gestation is the process of the baby developing in your womb (from conception to birth).
2. The answer is A. It’s rare but it’s possible. Read more about it here.
4. The answer is B. Read more about that here.
5. The answer is C. A cold is less likely to be a symptom of pregnancy in most cases but a missed period, nausea and tiredness are usually symptoms of pregnancy. For more signs and symptoms, read here.
6. B - Braxton-Hicks contractions. This only usually happens in the third trimester and are known as ‘false’ or practice contractions. They are not actual labour contractions, but they are caused by the muscles of the uterus tightening, just like real labour contractions. In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, your breasts will get sore and tender, the baby will become a foetus and the baby will develop a heartbeat. Read more about what happens in each trimester here:
7. The answer is B, the second trimester. The second trimester is the middle three months of your pregnancy. Read the articles in answer 6 above for more information.
8. The answer is D, never. Alcohol, drugs or medication (not prescribed by your doctor) and smoking are extremely harmful for your pregnancy and should not be consumed at all when you’re pregnant.
9. The answer is B, uterus. The baby grows in the uterus, which is also known as the womb.
10. E, none of the above. To understand why these are all low risk ways of falling pregnant, click here.
How did you do Choma? Did you get these answers right? If you want to understand pregnancy, the risks and symptoms of it as well as how to deal with pregnancy, read some of the articles I link to in the answers above. You can also do a search on the Choma website for specific information. Or you could just ask me in the comments below or via Ask Choma.
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