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Reproduction and Genetics
"Thankfully, most people experience normal, healthy pregnancies. Unfortunately, not everyone does. Here are some possible pregnancy complications."
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Approximately what percentage of recognized pregnancies will result in a miscarriage?
Cervical incompetence is a condition in which the cervix begins to open and thin before it should. This leads to preterm labour and possible pregnancy loss. How common is this condition?
less than 1 percent
Which of the following is FALSE concerning gestational diabetes in mothers-to-be?
The diabetes usually disappears after birth
Their babies may experience hypo-glycemia after birth
Their babies are commonly born with breathing difficulties
Their newborns tend to be underweight
Chorioamnionitis is a general term for an infection of the amniotic membranes during pregnancy. This infection weakens the membranes and may cause premature membrane rupture. In which group of women is this condition most common?
women over age 35
women of low socioeconomic statis
women under 20 years of age
woman with gestational diabetes
Listeria is a bacteria that can be passed on to humans through certain foods. An infection can be missed because it causes very mild or vague symptoms. However, if an infection occurs during pregnancy, it can cause serious problems for the baby. What foods should a mother-to-be avoid?
Unpasteurized dairy products
All of these
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized ovum implants itself in a place other than the uterus. About 97 percent of ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube, although implantation can also in rare cases implant in the abdominal cavity, the ovary or in the cervix. Which of the following are NOT at increased risk for an ectopic pregnancy?
A woman with a history of pelvic inflammatory disease
A woman who has had a previous ectopic pregnancy
A woman who has had a tubal ligation
A woman carrying twins
What is polyhydramnios?
Excessive vomiting during pregnancy
Excessive maternal hair growth
Excessive maternal swelling
Excessive fluid around the fetus
Placenta previa is a condition where the placenta covers part or all of the cervix. A warning sign of this condition would be painless vaginal bleeding during the second and third trimester. Approximately how often does this condition appear?
about 1 in 1000 pregnancies
about 1 in 500 pregnancies
about 1 in 250 pregnancies
about 1 in 100 pregnancies
Preeclampsia is another possible complication of pregnancy. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of preeclampsia?
high blood pressure
protein in the urine
Placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the uterus prematurely. This condition is most likely to occur in all but one of the following groups.
mothers who had an accident
mothers with hypertension
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