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Pregnancy 101: An Introduction to Common Complications

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1.  Which of the following statements are TRUE?
  1. Pregnancy is defined as the time between conception and birth
  2. Pregnancy usually last 40 weeks
  3. The actual number and rates of pregnancy can be hard to calculate as they include miscarriages and abortions.
  4. All of above
2.  What underlying medical condition can lead to female infertility?
  1. High blood pressure
  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  3. Low sperm count
  4. Inner ear infection
3.  Which of the following is a socioeconomic concern for teen pregnancy?
  1. The ability to pay for childcare to attend school and/or work
  2. The ability to attend school
  3. The toll the pregnancy can take on the family unit
  4. The mental stress of balancing school work with a newborn
4.  Folic acid (B9) helps with cell growth and which of the following?
  1. Increased fiber intake
  2. Reduces the effect of sugar on body
  3. Decreases chances of neural tube defects in infant
  4. Makes peanut butter taste better
5.  Preexisting diabetes can cause which of the following to occur?
  1. Can worsen during pregnancy requiring insulin
  2. Reduce the amount of glucose going to the infant
  3. Lead to hyperglycemia after birth
  4. Interfere with lung development leading to infant having respiratory distress
6.  Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy can lead to which of the following?
  1. Diabetes
  2. Hemorrhage
  3. Small for gestational age infants
  4. Large for gestational age infants
7.  Which of the following is a symptom of a maternal infection?
  1. Burning/itching when urinating
  2. Maternal temperature of 98.9⁰F
  3. Anemia
  4. Headache
8.  A mother with HIV who follows her treatment plan can expect which of the following?
  1. A 99% chance of passing the disease to her newborn
  2. A 99% chance of NOT passing the disease to her baby and having a healthy newborn
  3. To breastfeed without issue
  4. To be cured of the disease
9.  Which of the following is an environmental factor that can negatively impact the pregnancy?
  1. Listening to music
  2. Working in a quiet environment
  3. Living in an area with low pollution
  4. Lack of access to healthy foods and medical care
10.  Which of the following is a direct result of smoking in the home?
  1. Fetal alcohol syndrome
  2. Withdrawal symptoms
  3. Increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  4. Halitosis