Complications that Can Arise Before or During Childbirth


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This is a complication of pregnancy whereby a woman develops high blood pressure and proteinuria usually after the 20th week of pregnancy:

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1. Rh incompatibility is where:

2. This is a position where the baby present feet or buttocks first during birth:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What conditions can develop that could potentially harm both an unborn child and its mother? In this quiz and worksheet, you will be tested on the terms used to describe these complications.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The term used to describe the complication wherein a woman develops high blood pressure and proteinuria during pregnancy
  • What Rh incompatibility is
  • Word used to describe when a baby's feet or buttocks emerge first from the birth canal
  • Premature peeling away of the placenta from the uterus before birth
  • The term used to describe the condition wherein the placenta blocks the cervical opening

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the birth process in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the potential incompatibility of a baby's blood and its mother's blood and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as placenta and cervical opening
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the complications that can occur during childbirth

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Complications That Can Arise Before or During Childbirth. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain why things can potentially go wrong in such a complex process as childbirth
  • Discuss possible placental complications
  • Describe the complications that arise when the baby's and mother's blood lack compatibility
  • Provide details about a condition affecting a mother's blood pressure
  • List and describe the complications that can occur while the baby is being delivered