The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development


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What is the main function of the prenatal environment?

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1. Which of the following is true about the placenta?

2. Why isn't the developing child protected from all unwanted environmental hazards?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of hazards that can affect prenatal development and the importance of prenatal care. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include a teratogen and the role of the placenta and umbilical cord.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on prenatal development and hazards including:

  • Environment inside the uterus where the unborn child develops
  • Temporary organ that joins the mother and fetus
  • Role of the placenta and umbilical cord
  • Teratogen

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related healthy prenatal development lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the temporary organ that joins the mother and fetus
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about teratogens

Additional Learning

To learn more about the prenatal development, review the corresponding lesson called The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what the prenatal environment is and how it protects against most hazards
  • Recall the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Understand what a teratogen is and how it could potentially lead to a birth defect
  • Review how different diseases the mother has can affect the baby
  • Learn about the importance of regular prenatal care