First Year Midwifery

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Midwifery Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The number of times a woman has been pregnant, regardless of outcome, including the current pregnancy is defined as:
    • A. 

      Parity

    • B. 

      Gravida

    • C. 

      Pregnosis

    • D. 

      Fundus

  • 2. 
    Parity is defined as
    • A. 

      The strength of the uterine muscle.

    • B. 

      The dilation of the cervix.

    • C. 

      The number of time a woman has been pregnant.

    • D. 

      The number of a woman has given birth.

  • 3. 
    LNMP stands for:
    • A. 

      Labour Not Making Progress

    • B. 

      Legal Natural Mother's Parity

    • C. 

      Last Normal Menstrual Period

    • D. 

      Ligand Neurotransmitter Myofibril Perisome

  • 4. 
    Excessive vomiting in early pregnancy is known as:
    • A. 

      Morning sickness

    • B. 

      Hyperemesis

    • C. 

      Normal in most pregnancies.

    • D. 

      Hypervomitus.

  • 5. 
    The term fetus is defined as:
    • A. 

      The baby, once it is mature enough to survive outside the womb.

    • B. 

      The maternal tissue, plus the umbilicus and placenta.

    • C. 

      The unborn offspring, from the end of the 8th week of conception until birth,

    • D. 

      The unborn child, as soon as conception occurs.

  • 6. 
    The premature exit of the products of conception is known as:
    • A. 

      Abortion.

    • B. 

      Miscarriage.

    • C. 

      Chemical pregnancy.

    • D. 

      Stillbirth.

  • 7. 
    A uterine contraction is:
    • A. 

      Sometimes referred to as "Braxton Hicks"

    • B. 

      A tightening and shortening of the uterine muscles.

    • C. 

      A signal to the midwife to perform an artificial rupture of membranes.

    • D. 

      The stretching of the pelvic floor muscles.

  • 8. 
    Labour is defined as:
    • A. 

      The voluntary pushing and effort of the mother during childbirth.

    • B. 

      The process during which the maternal hormones relax the uterine tissue.

    • C. 

      The process during which the uterus contracts and the cervix opens to allow the passage of the fetus into the vagina.

    • D. 

      Contractions closer than five minutes apart, causing the waters to break, signaling birth is immanent.

  • 9. 
    According to the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Act, 2003 Qld, a live birth is:
    • A. 

      The expulsion or extraction of a child from its mother, who shows signs of respiration, heartbeat or other sign of life.

    • B. 

      A child born vaginally, rather than by Cesarean Section.

    • C. 

      A child who survives for longer than one minute, without medical assistance, outside the womb.

    • D. 

      A baby born after the second trimester.

  • 10. 
    According to the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Act, 2003 Qld, a still birth is:
    • A. 

      A child born before the second trimester and weighing less than 1 kilogram.

    • B. 

      A baby who stops breathing after being born.

    • C. 

      A neonate who does not show signs of movement upon exiting the birth canal.

    • D. 

      The birth of a child who shows no sign of respiration, heartbeat or other sign of life after completely leaving the child's mother after 20 weeks gestation or weighing 400 grams or more.

  • 11. 
    According to the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Act, 2003 Qld, a spontaneous abortion is:
    • A. 

      A sudden miscarriage, by a women who has experienced physical or psychological trauma.

    • B. 

      A medically induced termination of pregnancy.

    • C. 

      Pregnancy loss before the 20th week of pregnancy.

    • D. 

      Pregnancy loss before a woman knows she is pregnant.

  • 12. 
    Define what is meand by the term "therapeutic communication" and explain why it is essential in midwifery.
    • A. 

      It is important for a midwife to have good rapport with her patient, after many conversations, they have a professional friendship and the physical touch of the midwife has therapeutic value.

    • B. 

      It is an interactive process between a midwife and a woman to fulfill the woman's needs. It promotes understanding and is aimed at being therapeutic for the woman and developmental in relation to the therapeutic relationship.

    • C. 

      The midwife must as open ended questions, be non judgmental, and empathetic. The woman will develop a sense of trust with the midwife if she feels that the midwife is empathetic to her emotions.

    • D. 

      The midwife must strive to find a balance between the medical and legal requirements of the clinical setting and the wants and needs of the mother. As an advocate for the woman, she will listen, display empathy and take the family's concerns into consideration when delivering care.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a barrier to effective communication:
    • A. 

      Sitting at eye level with the client.

    • B. 

      Using clarifying statements.

    • C. 

      Using terms of endearment.

    • D. 

      Paraphrasing what the patient has said.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a benefit for the midwife of quality documentation in clinical records:
    • A. 

      Prevention of cross contamination from patient to patient.

    • B. 

      Evidence of care.

    • C. 

      Reflective practice.

    • D. 

      Communication of information with other HCPs.

  • 15. 
    What information would you gather and document when taking the history from a multi gravida woman at her first antenatal visit? In regards to the present pregnancy:
    • A. 

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    • B. 

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    • C. 

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  • 16. 
    What information would you gather and document when taking the history from a multi gravida woman at her first antenatal visit? In regards to maternal health:
    • A. 

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    • B. 

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    • C. 

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  • 17. 
    What information would you gather and document when taking the history from a multi gravida woman at her first antenatal visit? In regards to past obstetric history:
    • A. 

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    • B. 

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    • C. 

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