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Our birth quiz takes most parents approximately one hour to complete. You will not be graded on this quiz, should you decide to take it, so don't worry if you can't figure an answer to some questions. Answers will be provided to you afterward. Parents completing our birth quiz will receive a 10% discount on birth doula services. Ideally moms and their partners should complete this together. Nearly all answers can be found within our website. Please forward your completed quiz by mail or e-mail to your respective doula to receive your discount and quiz answers.
  1. True or false: A normal, vaginal birth without any medications is possible for 95% of birthing women.

  2. True or false: Dopplers, often used prenatally to listen to a baby's heartbeat, have been proven safe.

  3. True or False: Continuous fetal monitoring in labor (used regularly in almost every hospital in MA) increases you odds of cesarean by 2-3 times.

  4. True or false: 1 in 3 women birthing in a Massachusetts hospital have a surgical birth?

  5. True or false: Women who are attended by a male care provider during birth have an overall higher percentage of complications.

  6. True or false: Women with test positive for Group B Strep must have IV antiobiotics during labor to prevent their baby from getting sick.

  7. True or false: Having antibiotics in labor or giving your baby antibiotics in the first years of life increase your childs odds of having sickness and developing asthma during childhood.

  8. True or false: A breech delivery usually makes for a very dangerous birth.

  9. True or false: Stress can play a major role in breastmilk production.

  10. True or false: The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends routine circumcision.

  11. True or false: A vaginal birth after previous cesarean (VBAC) is safe for healthy mothers, particularly when she receives good prenatal counseling and avoids unnecessary technology.

  12. True or false: It is generally unsafe to go two or three weeks beyond your due date without going into labor and steps should always be taken to artifically induce birthing in these instances to protect baby.

  13. List five ways that you can help your child to have a gentle birth.
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  14. List three benefits of birthing in water.
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  15. List three possible ways that having an epidural may affect your baby.
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  16. List three benefits of having continuous support during birthing.
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  17. How many vaccines do most children receive in their first five years of life? __________

  18. Explain how environment plays a role in the way that your birth will unfold.




  19. Name three ways that you can help your baby to have a normal birth.
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  20. List three components of good prenatal care that help to prevent common issues in pregnancy, such as high blood pressure.
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  21. Name two risks associated with immediate cord clamping within the first five minutes following birth (standard in Massachusetts hospitals).
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  22. Name three ways that you can help to ensure that your baby is in a good position during birthing.
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  23. Name three proven parenting techniques in helping your child to become a secure and independent child.
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  24. Name three forms of alternative care that can benefit you in pregnancy.
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  25. What is the current circumcision rate in the United States? _______%

  26. Name two risks associated with the Vitamin K injection.
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  27. List your care providers rates for the following procedures:
    _______% Cesarean (you might ask the % for suspected "big babies," too)
    _______% Continous Fetal Monitoring
    _______% Routine Intravenous Fluids
    _______% Inductions with Pitocin, Cervadil, and/or Cytotec
    _______% Episiotomy

  28. Explain why our subconscious minds make it possible to have a pain-free birth without any medication.



  29. In your own words, why do you feel that most women in the United States are dissatified with the birth experiences? Now list all of the ways that you are preparing for a different and better experience.





  30. Both Mom and Partner: List your two biggest fears about birthing. Then tell us what the largest factor that is contributing to those fears. Lastly, explain how we can help you to reduce those fears prior to giving birth and how you can also help yourself to create an environment that eliminates those fears altogether.



















Congrats!!! Your done! We commend you for taking the time to educate yourself and give your baby the best birth possible. Now, if you're ready for more, you might like to take the Unhindered Living Online Childbirth Course. We recommend it highly, as it contains many good thinking points for parents-to-be!


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