Childbirth: The Role of Hormones in Labor and Delivery


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Why is progesterone important during pregnancy?

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1. Why do mothers need estrogen during childbirth?

2. Which hormone helps dilate the cervix?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several hormones known to be involved in childbirth and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of hormones such as, oxytocin and its responsibilities and hormones that help decrease progesterone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • A false statement about childbirth and hormones
  • An incorrect pairing of a hormone and its location
  • The location where oxytocin is produced

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related childbirth and hormones lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hormones in human labor and birth
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to interpret information about oxytocin and how it helps with the birthing process

Additional Learning

If you're ready to become more familiar with the hormones that are used during childbirth, look at lesson called Childbirth: The Role of Hormones in Labor and Delivery. This lesson includes the objectives that follow:

  • Identify important organs and glands involved in hormonal regulation of birth
  • Name the hormones involved in initiation, continuation and termination of the labor process
  • Differentiate between hormones of childbirth in terms of role and source
  • Explain the timing and interaction of hormones throughout the birth process