The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment


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Which of the following statements is true?

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1. How can stress affect an unborn child?

2. Stress hormones can cause a reduction in the mother's vascular function. This can lead to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There's very little a mother does during pregnancy that doesn't affect the fetus, and this quiz will test your knowledge of the ways in which her physical and emotional state can impact the baby.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize true statements about a mother's impact on the fetus
  • Recall the effects that stress has on an unborn child
  • Know what a reduction in the mother's vascular function can cause
  • Understand the importance of prenatal nutrition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information found in the lesson on the impact of a mother's emotional and physical state on her fetus
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider whether a relevant statement is true or false
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about the effects of a reduction in the mother's vascular function

Additional Learning

The lesson titled, The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment covers the following objectives:

  • Define prenatal environment
  • Explain how the fetus tries to protect itself from stress hormones
  • List illnesses that can affect the fetus