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Pregnancy Complications

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Pregnancy Complications game quiz
"Thankfully, most people experience normal, healthy pregnancies. Unfortunately, not everyone does. Here are some possible pregnancy complications."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Approximately what percentage of recognized pregnancies will result in a miscarriage?
    1-2 percent
    20-25 percent
    40-45 percent
    5-10 percent


2. 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?
    1-2 percent
    less than 1 percent
    10-15 percent
    20-25 percent


3. Which of the following is FALSE concerning gestational diabetes in mothers-to-be?
    Their babies may experience hypo-glycemia after birth
    The diabetes usually disappears after birth
    Their newborns tend to be underweight
    Their babies are commonly born with breathing difficulties


4. 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
    woman with gestational diabetes
    women under 20 years of age
    women of low socioeconomic statis


5. 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?
    All of these
    Raw seafood
    Unpasteurized dairy products
    Undercooked meat


6. 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


7. What is polyhydramnios?
    Excessive vomiting during pregnancy
    Excessive fluid around the fetus
    Excessive maternal swelling
    Excessive maternal hair growth


8. 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 250 pregnancies
    about 1 in 100 pregnancies
    about 1 in 500 pregnancies
    about 1 in 1000 pregnancies


9. Preeclampsia is another possible complication of pregnancy. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of preeclampsia?
    high blood pressure
    vaginal bleeding
    swelling
    protein in the urine


10. 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.
    teenage mothers
    mothers who had an accident
    smokers
    mothers with hypertension


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Compiled Jun 28 12