NCLEX Practice Quiz On Obstetrical Nursing

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Are you into obstetrical nursing? Play this NCLEX practice quiz on obstetrical nursing to check your understanding of maternal and child health nursing. Obstetrical nursing, also called perinatal nursing, is a specialization that deals with patients who are trying to become pregnant (are pregnant) or have given birth to the young one recently. If you are practicing hard to become a professional obstetric nurse, the quiz below is helpful. Take it up and improve your practice level with us.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nurse is aware than an adaptation of pregnancy is an increased blood supply to the pelvic region that results in a purplish discoloration of the vaginal mucosa. which is known as:
    • A. 

      Ladin’s sign

    • B. 

      Hegar’s sign

    • C. 

      Goodell’s sign

    • D. 

      Chadwick’s sign

  • 2. 
    A pregnant client is making her first Antepartum visit. She has a two year old son born at 40 weeks. a 5 year old daughter born at 38 weeks. and 7 year old twin daughters born at 35 weeks. She had a spontaneous abortion 3 years ago at 10 weeks. Using the GTPAL format. the nurse should identify that the client is:
    • A. 

      G4 T3 P2 A1 L4

    • B. 

      G5 T2 P2 A1 L4

    • C. 

      G5 T2 P1 A1 L4

    • D. 

      G4 T3 P1 A1 L4

  • 3. 
    An expected cardiopulmonary adaptation experienced by most pregnant women is:
    • A. 

      Tachycardia

    • B. 

      Dyspnea at rest

    • C. 

      Progression of dependent edema

    • D. 

      Shortness of breath on exertion

  • 4. 
    Nutritional planning for a newly pregnant woman of average height and weighing 145 pounds should include:
    • A. 

      A decrease of 200 calories a day

    • B. 

      An increase of 300 calories a day

    • C. 

      An increase of 500 calories a day

    • D. 

      A maintenance of her present caloric intake per day

  • 5. 
    During a prenatal examination. the nurse draws blood from a young Rh negative client and explain that an indirect Coombs test will be performed to predict whether the fetus is at risk for:
    • A. 

      Acute hemolytic disease

    • B. 

      Respiratory distress syndrome

    • C. 

      Protein metabolic deficiency

    • D. 

      Physiologic hyperbilirubinemia

  • 6. 
    When involved in prenatal teaching. the nurse should advise the clients that an increase in vaginal secretions during pregnancy is called leukorrhea and is caused by increased:
    • A. 

      Metabolic rates

    • B. 

      Production of estrogen

    • C. 

      Functioning of the Bartholin glands

    • D. 

      Supply of sodium chloride to the cells of the vagina

  • 7. 
    A 26-year old multigravida is 14 weeks’ pregnant and is scheduled for an alpha-fetoprotein test. She asks the nurse. “What does the alpha-fetoprotein test indicate?” The nurse bases a response on the knowledge that this test can detect:
    • A. 

      Kidney defects

    • B. 

      Cardiac defects

    • C. 

      Neural tube defects

    • D. 

      Urinary tract defects

  • 8. 
    At a prenatal visit at 36 weeks’ gestation. a client complains of discomfort with irregularly occurring contractions. The nurse instructs the client to:
    • A. 

      Lie down until they stop

    • B. 

      Walk around until they subside

    • C. 

      Time contraction for 30 minutes

    • D. 

      Take 10 grains of aspirin for the discomfort

  • 9. 
    The nurse teaches a pregnant woman to avoid lying on her back. The nurse has based this statement on the knowledge that the supine position can:
    • A. 

      Unduly prolong labor

    • B. 

      Cause decreased placental perfusion

    • C. 

      Lead to transient episodes of hypotension

    • D. 

      Interfere with free movement of the coccyx

  • 10. 
    The pituitary hormone that stimulates the secretion of milk from the mammary glands is:
    • A. 

      Prolactin

    • B. 

      Oxytocin

    • C. 

      Estrogen

    • D. 

      Progesterone

  • 11. 
    You are assessing a female patient. She says that she gave birth to twin girls at 39 weeks. You would chart the following regarding parity?
    • A. 

      Multipara

    • B. 

      Gravida

    • C. 

      Primipara

    • D. 

      Nullipara

  • 12. 
    What would the nurse be alert for if a postpartum patient was in labor for 30 hours and had ruptured membranes for 24 hours?
    • A. 

      Endometriosis

    • B. 

      Endometritis

    • C. 

      ​​​​Pelvic thrombophlebitis

    • D. 

      Salpingitis

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