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1. From what date is a pregnancy dated?
2. Conception has occurred, and the mother suspects she may be pregnant. Which of these signs is the LEAST likely indicator of early pregnancy?
3. The mother is to do a pregnancy test to confirm the pregnancy. She must now wait until the day of her missed period to do the test.
4. The mother has confirmed she is pregnant. Which of these foods should she now avoid?
5. In addition to a vitamin supplement (not containing vitamin A), the mother should also take a supplement of folic acid. What defect does folic acid help to prevent?
6. The mother is now into her 13th week of pregnancy and has entered the second trimester. Her risk of a miscarriage has now reduced to about 1% (for a normally-progressing, low risk pregnancy). Those nasty, early pregnancy symptoms should now be subsiding. However some women suffer a particularly unpleasant side effect of their pregnancy- extended or extreme morning sickness, that can continue until the baby is born. What is the medical name for this condition?
7. A mother should give up all exercise in her pregnancy.
8. The mother is now 18 weeks into her pregnancy. Which of the following might she start to notice within the next few days and weeks?
9. The mother is now 20 weeks pregnant- half way through. She should now be offered a scan to check the baby's size, organs, brain etc. It can even reveal the sex of your baby. What is this scan most commonly known as?
10. The mother is now 24 weeks pregnant. A scan at 20 weeks revealed that the placenta was lying across the cervix. Her scan today showed it had moved out of the way, so there are no problems. However some women's placentas do not move out of the way, meaning that baby's exit is blocked. What is the name given to this condition?
11. The mother has entered the third trimester. She has 13 weeks or so left of her pregnancy. At her routine midwife appointment today protein was found in her urine and her blood pressure was very high. Our mother has also been suffering from a lot of swelling to her ankles and fingers and has had some really bad headaches. Although a trip to the obstetrician showed all was fine, what potentially life-threatening condition could her symptoms have indicated?
12. We're now at 37 weeks, and our mother is getting close to the birth- in fact she is medically classed as 'full term' now and from a medical point of view her baby could be born any day. She had a midwife appointment today, but was sent to the consultant for him to perform an 'ECV'. What was wrong with her baby?
13. Our poor mother is now overdue! Which of the following is NOT recommended for trying to kick-start labour at home?
14. The mother has gone into labour at 40 weeks and 5 days. Twelve hours in and she is fully dilated, after long, painful contractions. She begins to push and her baby is born. Our mother didn't use pain relief, but many women do. Which of these methods of pain relief can cross the placenta and get into the bloodstream of the baby?
15. Congratulations to our mother and her newborn baby. Our mother has opted to have a physiological third stage- what does this mean?
Source: Author nutter2002
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