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Nine months might sound like a short span of time, but it can be long and arduous for a pregnant woman. Take this quiz to learn more about expectant moms and what pregnancy is like from their perspective!start quiz
Question 1 of 20
Should an expectant mother exercise?
... Yes. Moderate exercise is healthy for the mother, poses no risk to the child and can be done throughout a pregnancy.
Question 2 of 20
C-section is an abbreviation for:
... C-section is an abbreviation for "Cesarean section."
Question 3 of 20
A pre-term birth is one in which a baby is born:
... A pre-term birth is on in which a baby is born before it reaches 37 weeks of age.
Question 4 of 20
When is a quad-screen test usually performed?
... A quad-screen test, which looks for Down Syndrome and other abnormalities, is usually performed during the second trimester.
Question 5 of 20
What kind of waves does an ultrasound use?
... An ultrasound uses sound waves to show a picture of a developing fetus.
Question 6 of 20
Nausea during pregnancy is known as:
... Nausea during pregnancy is known as morning sickness.
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following supplements should a pregnant mother take to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida?
... Pregnant mothers are often advised to take folic acid, a B vitamin, in order to prevent neural tube defects.
Question 8 of 20
What does Rh incompatibility mean?
... Rh incompatibility means that a pregnant mother has Rh-negative blood and her child has Rh-positive blood, meaning that they have incompatible blood types.
Question 9 of 20
What is the name of the prenatal test that requires a sample of amniotic fluid?
... An amniocentesis uses a sample of amniotic fluid to check for genetic abnormalities.
Question 10 of 20
The most common early symptom indicating pregnancy is:
... The most common early symptom indicating pregnancy is a missed period, although spotting and morning sickness also may occur.
Question 11 of 20
In terms of energy level, a pregnant woman may experience the following:
... It's common for a woman to feel some fatigue -- i.e., to have less energy -- during the early stages of pregnancy.
Question 12 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for pregnancy complications?
... A child's gender is not, on its own, considered a risk factor for pregnancy complications.
Question 13 of 20
During the first two trimesters, how often should a pregnant woman visit her doctor?
... During the first two trimesters, a pregnant woman should plan to visit her doctor once a month.
Question 14 of 20
Who usually delivers babies?
... Babies are most commonly delivered by a number of health workers, including doctors and midwives.
Question 15 of 20
Can expectant mothers eat fish?
... Some types of fish are OK for pregnant mothers to eat, but doctors recommend that mothers do not eat uncooked fish or fish that may contain mercury.
Question 16 of 20
Is it safe for pregnant mothers to drink alcohol?
... It is not safe for pregnant mothers to drink any amount of alcohol.
Question 17 of 20
Depression during pregnancy is known as:
... Depression during pregnancy can happen and is referred to as antepartum depression.
Question 18 of 20
What is the "mask of pregnancy"?
... The "mask of pregnancy" is characterized by facial splotches caused by an increase in hormones and pigmentation.
Question 19 of 20
During pregnancy, how much more blood does a woman's body produce?
... A pregnant woman produces 50 percent more blood.
Question 20 of 20
A craving for food with no nutritional value -- or substances, like dirt, that may not qualify as food -- is called:
... Pica cravings are characterized by a desire for non-nutritional substances, including anything from soap to dirt.
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