Childbirth Issues: Cultural Differences, Low Birth Weight & Injuries


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A person who is trained in helping a mother give birth is called a _____.

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1. Which of the following is an example of a cultural difference in childbirth?

2. Why is low birth weight dangerous?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many problems that can be encountered in childbirth. This assessment will determine your understanding of cause and effect on childbirth of low birth weight and cultural differences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Causes of low birth weight
  • Consequences of low birth weight
  • Influences of cultural differences on delivery decisions
  • Who might or might not be present in certain delivery scenarios

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Common Childbirth Issues lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding medical and cultural conflicts that can arise in childbirth
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the role of doctors and midwives in pregnancy care and delivery
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to interpret information about cultural differences that affect childbirth decisions and preferences

Additional Learning

To learn more about common problems encountered in childbirth, review the accompanying lesson on Common Childbirth Issues. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define childbirth and human development
  • Explain the typical duties of a midwife
  • Differentiate between the roles of physicians and midwives in pregnancy and childbirth
  • Understand the effect culture can have on childbirth preferences
  • Name some causes and effects of low birth weight
  • Identify mild and more serious types of birth injuries and potential consequences