Key Issues When Planning A Pregnancy


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Which of the following is NOT a key factor to consider when planning a pregnancy?

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1. Annette is 38 years old and wants to get pregnant. Which of the following is a risk associated with becoming pregnant at this age?

2. Susan has epilepsy. What might her doctor tell her about getting pregnant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is much to consider in preparing for pregnancy and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these considerations. Some things you'll be assessed on include medical conditions and exposures that can affect a pregnancy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Vaccinations important before and during pregnancy
  • Medical conditions that affect pregnancy planning
  • Purpose of folic acid supplementation
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about pregnancy planning
  • Making connections - use understanding of how certain medical conditions and exposures influence a pregnancy
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding preconception considerations

Additional Learning

The chances that the mother and fetus experience problems during a pregnancy can be lessened by careful planning. Learn more about how to plan a pregnancy by reading the lesson called Key Issues When Planning A Pregnancy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the role of folic acid in pregnancy
  • Define spina bifida
  • Name medical conditions that can increase risks in pregnancy
  • Define fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Recognize problems that can occur with drug, alcohol or tobacco use in pregnancy
  • Identify infectious diseases that need to be screened or vaccinated for in pregnancy