Types of Labor Complication: Preterm, Miscarriages and Stillbirths


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If labor occurs prior to 20 weeks of pregnancy then it is considered to be?

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1. Which of the following refers to contractions initiated by medication?

2. Which of the following is not a risk factor for stillbirths?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pregnancy and labor complications are common, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of some of them. Some things you'll be assessed on include terminology and causes of miscarriages and labor complications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test how well you understand the following:

  • Definition of terms related to labor complications
  • Causes of miscarriage
  • Risk factors for stillbirth
  • Neonatal complications

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet helps you develop these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about pregnancy and labor complications
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret obstetrics terminology
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding pregnancy

Additional Learning

To learn more about pregnancy complications, review the accompanying lesson, which is titled Types of Labor Complication: Preterm, Miscarriages and Stillbirths. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define preterm labor, spontaneous abortion, miscarriage and induction (of labor)
  • Explain what is meant when a baby is considered 'premature'
  • Differentiate between miscarriage and stillbirth
  • Recognize complications and challenges that can be experienced by newborn babies
  • Identify risk factors for stillbirth
  • Describe reasons why labor might need to be induced