Practice Quizzes

Chapter 8: Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth

1: The overall percentage of women who consume alcohol while pregnant is decreasing, EXCEPT for which age group?
18-24
25-30
30-35
35-40
40-45
2: Alcohol consumption by mothers during pregnancy may account for up to ___% of all mental retardation in the United States.
2
10
14
20
30
3: Use of heroin and the other opiates while pregnant increases the likelihood of
fetal death
narcotized fetus
miscarriage and birth defects
growth and retardation
all of the above
4: This condition is an insulin deficiency that affects sugar metabolism and can influence fetal weight and complicate delivery.
DES
jaundice
German measles
rubella
diabetes
5: This viral disease is characterized by depression of the immune system and can cross the placenta of an infected mother to the infant.
syphilis
herpes
HIV/AIDS
genital warts
chlamydia
6: This STD is a common cause of stillbirth and can infect a fetus when the spirochetes cross the placenta.
genital warts
HIV/AIDS
chlamydia
herpes genitalisis
syphilis
7: Infants born to mothers with this STD have a 70% chance of acquiring inclusion conjunctivitis or pneumonia during delivery.
HIV/AIDS
syphilis
herpes genitalisis
chlamydia
genital warts
8: If a pregnant mother has the Rh factor, she is said to be
Rh negative (Rh-).
Rh neutral (Rh0).
Rh positive (Rh+).
a threat to her first born if the infant is Rh positive (Rh+).
a threat to her second child if the infant is Rh positive (Rh+).
9: Morning sickness is thought to be caused by ______.
psychological distress
stress
hormonal changes
depression
nausea
10: During the last few months of pregnancy, weak and slow contractions of the uterus occur, these are known as ______.
Braxton-Hicks contractions
Pre-labor contractions
Boyers contractions
Braxton-LeBoyer contractions
Read contractions
11: What is the Latin term meaning to produce?
delivery
true labor
contraction
parturition
labor
12: ______ is the presentation of the baby's head at the vaginal opening.
breech delivery
crowning
episiotomy
true labor
none of the above
13: This method of natural childbirth is related to natural, drug-free childbirth where the focus is on the environment the newborn enters.
LeBoyer method
Lamaze method
Bradley method
Boyer method
Braxton-Hicks method
14: The production of breast milk is stimulated after delivery by the pituitary hormone ______.
seratonin
estrogen
progesterone
prolactin
LH
15: Causes of infertility include
untreated gonorrhea.
age.
sickle cell disease.
chlamydia.
all of the above
16: Regardless of her level of fitness, a pregnant woman should not exercise longer than 15 minutes.
TRUE
FALSE
17: Teratologists estimate that 70% of birth defects are related to environmental causes such as toxic chemicals and drugs.
TRUE
FALSE
18: Most drugs taken by the pregnant mother do not pass through the placenta to the fetus.
TRUE
FALSE
19: A teratogen is an agent capable of causing birth defects.
TRUE
FALSE
20: Regular heavy use of marijuana during pregnancy has been shown to heighten tremors and startle responses in exposed infants.
TRUE
FALSE
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