Do You Need Natural Childbirth Classes?

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Childbirth Quizzes & Trivia

If you or your significant other is expecting and you desire to have a natural, drug free birth, this quiz will give you some insight into how invaluable the information you will learn during The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth classes can be to you and your baby. Some questions may require more than one answer. Feel free to share this quiz with anyone you know who is expecting a baby. I only ask that you please link it back to www. Mnnaturalbirth. Blogspot. Com if you post it on your own blog or web page.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What laboring position increases the opening of the outlet, or lower portion, of the pelvis by 10%?
    • A. 

      Lying on your back

    • B. 

      Hands and knees

    • C. 

      Standing

    • D. 

      Squatting

  • 2. 
    How many grams of lean, high quality protein does a pregnant woman need to eat every day in order to drastically increase the health of her pregnancy and baby?
    • A. 

      30-50 grams a day

    • B. 

      80-100 grams a day

    • C. 

      Grams of protein consumption makes no difference

    • D. 

      40-60 grams a day

  • 3. 
    Once your labor has begun, how do you know when it's time to go to the hospital?
    • A. 

      Your doctor will tell you when you are ready to come in

    • B. 

      When the contractions are 3 minutes apart, lasting at least 60 seconds long and they have been that way for 2 hours

    • C. 

      When the contractions are 5 minutes apart, lasting at least 60 seconds long and they have been that way for 2 hours

    • D. 

      When the contractions are 10 minutes apart, lasting at least 60 seconds long and they have been that way for 1 hour

  • 4. 
    What is the one, common, labor and delivery procedure that can most greatly increase your chance of having a cesarean?
    • A. 

      Electronic Fetal Monitoring

    • B. 

      Stripping the membranes

    • C. 

      Breaking the bag of water

    • D. 

      Labor induction

    • E. 

      Receiving an epidural

  • 5. 
    What is the average length of gestation in pregnant women who's labors are allowed to start spontaneously?
    • A. 

      40 3/7 weeks

    • B. 

      41 1/7 weeks

    • C. 

      38 5/7 weeks

    • D. 

      40 weeks

  • 6. 
    When done during labor, what activity can actually shorten the length of time a woman is in labor by 28%?
    • A. 

      Swaying

    • B. 

      Pelvic Rocking

    • C. 

      Walking

    • D. 

      Eating

    • E. 

      Drinking water

  • 7. 
    Which drug, routinely used during labor and delivery, has had a statement issued from the FDA stating that it has not been approved for use during labor and delivery?
    • A. 

      Pitocin

    • B. 

      Cytotec

    • C. 

      Nubain

    • D. 

      Demerol

  • 8. 
    Which of the 4 things measured during a vaginal exam give an accurate indication of how long it will be before the baby is born?
    • A. 

      Effacement

    • B. 

      None of them

    • C. 

      Station

    • D. 

      Presentation

    • E. 

      Dilation

  • 9. 
    What is the one thing you can do that will most drastically reduce your chances of "needing" an episiotomy or tearing?
    • A. 

      Tell you doctor you don't want an episiotomy

    • B. 

      Perineal massage

    • C. 

      Wearing cotton panties

    • D. 

      Kegel exercises

    • E. 

      Eating enough good quality fats

  • 10. 
    Which common labor and delivery procedure, when introduced in 1970, caused the cesarean rate in the US to triple in 8 years time and continues to cause it's steady increase? 
    • A. 

      Stripping the membranes

    • B. 

      Electronic Fetal Monitoring

    • C. 

      Epidural

    • D. 

      IV fluids

    • E. 

      Breaking the bag of water

  • 11. 
    Cutting of the umbilical cord before it stops pulsing can rob the baby of how much of it's total blood supply?
    • A. 

      1/8

    • B. 

      1/4

    • C. 

      1/2

    • D. 

      1/3

  • 12. 
    Back labor is caused when the baby is in which position?
    • A. 

      Head down, facing Mom's front

    • B. 

      Feet down

    • C. 

      Butt down

    • D. 

      Head down, facing Mom's back

  • 13. 
    Sore nipples from breastfeeding can be prevented by what?
    • A. 

      Nothing, it's just part of breastfeeding

    • B. 

      Correct latching

    • C. 

      Proper positioning

    • D. 

      Conditioning with a washcloth

    • E. 

      Lanolin nipple cream

  • 14. 
    What is the average length of labor for a first time Mom?
    • A. 

      20-23 hours

    • B. 

      6-8 hours

    • C. 

      15-17 hours

    • D. 

      10-12 hours

  • 15. 
    What is the most effective pushing position to use if the baby needs (for medical reasons) to be born as quickly and safely as possible?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Hands and knees

    • C. 

      Lying on your back

    • D. 

      Squatting

    • E. 

      Sitting on the toilet

  • 16. 
    Which newborn procedure should not be preformed for at least one or two hours after birth so as not to interfere with the sensitive bonding period of your new family?
    • A. 

      PKU Test

    • B. 

      Eye Treatment

    • C. 

      Bathing

    • D. 

      Vitamin K Shot

    • E. 

      Circumcision

  • 17. 
    How many wet diapers a day should a healthy newborn, who is getting enough breastmilk, have?
    • A. 

      3-4 a day

    • B. 

      4-6 a day

    • C. 

      8-10 a day

    • D. 

      6-8 a day

  • 18. 
    What is the most important thing you can do immediately after the birth of your baby in order to expel the placenta and minimize any bleeding?
    • A. 

      Nurse your baby

    • B. 

      Walk

    • C. 

      Sleep

    • D. 

      Go to the bathroom

    • E. 

      Drink

  • 19. 
    What can you do during pregnancy in order to reduce the chance of having painful back labor?
    • A. 

      Recline with your feet propped up

    • B. 

      Tailor Sitting

    • C. 

      Walking

    • D. 

      Pelvic Rocking

    • E. 

      Correct Posture

  • 20. 
    The quantity of breast milk your body produces for your baby is determined by?
    • A. 

      Some women just can't make enough

    • B. 

      How often your breasts are stimulated (by nursing or pumping)

    • C. 

      The amount of liquid you drink

    • D. 

      How many hours your baby sleeps at night