Pregnancy Pop Quiz
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Pregnancy Pop Quiz

From old wives' tales to mommy blogs, advice for moms-to-be can seem overwhelming. Test your smarts in our pregnancy quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

What's the difference between a home pregnancy test (HPT) and the pregnancy tests most doctors perform?

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The correct answer is: HPTs look for the pregnancy hormone hCG in urine, whereas doctors draw blood to test for it.

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True or false: Blood tests can pick up the presence of hCG earlier than urine tests.

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The correct answer is: True. Blood tests can pick up hCG earlier in a pregnancy than urine tests can. In fact, blood tests can tell if you are pregnant about six to eight days after you ovulate (or release an egg from an ovary).

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What causes morning sickness?

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The correct answer is: Although morning sickness is common, doctors don't fully understand what causes it or the biological purpose behind it.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Why should pregnant women avoid sushi and raw eggs?

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The correct answer is: One foodborne pathogen is Listeria which, if contracted while pregnant, may lead to premature birth or miscarriage. Research suggests that pregnant women may be up to 20 times more likely to suffer from Listeria.

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How much fish should pregnant women eat each week of pregnancy?

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The correct answer is: Vary the type of fish, and aim for 8 to 12 ounces a week. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage pregnant and nursing women to eat fish because of the potential health benefits for both mother and baby.

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Which fish should pregnant women avoid because of possible mercury content?

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The correct answer is: All of the above, as well as tilefish.

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What is the rate of Caesarian sections (C-sections) for women 5 feet tall or under?

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The correct answer is: Women who are 5 feet tall or under have a 50 percent chance of C-section due to a small or inadequate pelvis. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about C-sections.

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What are the risks associated with having a Caesarean section (C-section)?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Those risks also come with benefits, the most important of which is a decreased risk of death or disability for your baby.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

What rate of birth defects is related to medications?

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The correct answer is: Most medicines are safe for pregnant women, but about 2 percent to 3 percent of birth defects do seem to be linked to medications. Avoid taking non-essential medications and talk with your doctor about natural alternatives, such as a hot shower for a stuffy nose.

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True or false: Exercising while you are pregnant can help in shortening labor.

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The correct answer is: True. Exercising during pregnancy can also increase your energy levels, improve body circulation and help return your body to its pre-pregnant state after you have delivered and recovered.

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What vitamins and minerals are in prenatal vitamins?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Most pregnant women take prenatal vitamins to make sure they get all the nutrition they need while they're pregnant. Folic acid boosts brain development, calcium helps bone strength and iron aids in the development of muscles and blood cells.

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Why is it important to get enough folic acid?

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The correct answer is: Folate is essential for fetal development, and may prevent birth defects. It specifically helps prevent spina bifida, which happens when the neural tube, a structure that encases the spinal cord, doesn't fully close.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these is important to avoid during early pregnancy?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Raising your core temperature above 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit in the first month of pregnancy can increase the risk of neural tube defects. Steer clear of saunas, long hot baths and hot tubs, and make sure you are well hydrated before and during exercise.

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What medical benefits does breastfeeding have?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Breastfeeding has also been shown to have protective effects on the mother's bones and against certain cancers.

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True of false: Breastfeeding tends to keep the weight on after pregnancy.

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The correct answer is: False. Breastfeeding can help you lose weight, since you're supplying your baby with 500 to 800 calories a day from your body's own calorie reserves.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What is linea nigra?

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The correct answer is: Sometimes, the midline of a pregnant woman's abdomen can take on a brownish or black color called linea nigra. Some women also get melasma, or brown patches on their face or neck. Both conditions eventually fade.

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True or false: Most women give birth between 39 and 41 weeks.

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The correct answer is: True. An approximate due date is 40 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. Pregnancies usually range from 37 weeks to 43 weeks, with most women giving birth between 39 weeks and 41 weeks.

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True or false: The average number of hours you sleep each night doesn't change with pregnancy.

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The correct answer is: True. But you may be more likely to have restless sleep and wake up during the night as your pregnancy progresses.

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How many extra calories do you need during the last six months of a pregnancy?

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The correct answer is: Most women need an additional 300 calories a day during the last six months of pregnancy than they do pre-pregnancy. Get those extra calories from foods which also provide vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, yogurt and fortified breakfast cereal.

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How many pounds should a woman with a normal weight expect to gain during pregnancy?

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The correct answer is: Women with an average BMI usually gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. Remember that pregnancy is a time to gain weight, not a time to diet. Your weight takes care of itself when you eat a well-balanced diet of healthy foods.

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