Healthy Pregnancy & Childbirth
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What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time for couples. You spend time wondering about your baby-to-be and making plenty of preparations to welcome the newest member of your family. By taking this quiz, you can learn which lifestyle behaviors are most helpful and which may be harmful to your developing child.

1. Healthy habits during which trimester are most crucial for the well-being of the developing fetus?
2. Women in their 30s and 40s can have healthy pregnancies, but are at increased risk of which condition?
3. Which of these alcoholic beverages is safe to drink occasionally in very small amounts while you're pregnant?
4. How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
5. Which of these exercises do doctors recommend during pregnancy?
6. How does exercise benefit a pregnant body?
7. If a pregnant woman overexerts herself during exercise, it can be bad for the fetus. In what way?
8. How does the mother's stress level affect the fetus?
9. In a recent study, researchers found that taking over-the-counter painkillers during pregnancy may increase the risk for which of these?
10. Most domestic airlines won't allow expectant mothers to fly after which week of pregnancy?
Publication Source: Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. Rogers, Vanessa L. 2010, 49th ed.
Publication Source: Vitality magazine/June 2001
Author: Floria, Barbara
Online Source: American Academy of Family Physicianshttp://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/pregnancy-newborns/your-body/taking-care-of-you-and-your-baby-while-youre-pregnant.html <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Air Travel During Pregnancy, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologistshttp://www.acog.org/Resources%20And%20Publications/Committee%20Opinions/Committee%20on%20Obstetric%20Practice/Air%20Travel%20During%20Pregnancy.aspx <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/pregnancy_gateway/before.html <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: March of Dimeshttp://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/physicalactivity_exercise.html <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Organization of Teratology Information Specialistshttp://www.otispregnancy.org/files/ibuprofen.pdf <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: National Women's Health Information Centerhttp://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/stages-of-pregnancy.cfm <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 5/13/2013
Date Last Modified: 5/28/2013