7-4 Exercises for Lesson 7

1. Personal hygiene during pregnancy is very important to the expectant mother. List at least five areas of concentration that are of great concern as discussed in this lesson.

2. The expectant mother should take frequent rest stops when traveling by: _______.

3. Why should pads be worn inside the bra cups? _______.

4. _________ dental work may be done during pregnancy. These include fillings and simple extractions.

5. Restrictions on sexual intercourse during pregnancy apply to patients who have been treated for preterm labor during this pregnancy, who have: _________ or __________.

For items 6 through 15. The following statements/phrases may be true or false pertaining to the pregnant woman.

6. Vaginal douching should only be done with a physician's order.

a. True.
b. False.

7. Clothing should be heavyweight, constrictive, and nonabsorbent.

a. True.
b. False.

8. Encourage the patient to eat high fiber foods and to drink plenty of fluid in order to prevent or to relieve constipation.

a. True.
b. False.

9 . The breast should be washed daily with soap to remove dried colostrum.

a. True.
b. False.

10. Major dental surgery should be postponed until after surgery.

a. True.
b. False.

11. Baths can be therapeutic.

a. True.
b. False.

12. The hair tends not to grow during pregnancy.

a. True.
b. False.

13. Activities that are dependent on a good sense of balance should be discouraged especially during the third trimester.

a. True.
b. False.

14. Seat belts should never be worn during pregnancy.

a. True.
b. False.

15. Alcohol consumption can lead to the possibility of fetal alcohol syndrome.

a. True.
b. False.

For exercises 16 through 20. Match the type of exercise in Column A with the correct associated phrase as listed in Column B. Place the letter of the correct phrase in the ace provided to the left of Column A.

___16. Squatting

___17. Kegel exercise

___18. Abdominal muscles

___19. Tailor sitting

___20. Pelvic rocking

  1. This exercise assists in effective pushing during the second stage of labor.
  2. Stretches the perineal muscles and strengthens the thigh.
  3. Stretches the perineal muscles and is contractions done with the feet flat on the floor.
  4. Get on all fours by hollowing the back and then arching it upward to form a mound.
  5. Should be done 75 to 100 times

Answers to Exercises for Lesson 7

1. skin care.
breast .care
dental .care
bowel elimination.
vaginal douching.
2. an auto
3. To absorb possible colostrum leakage from the nipples.
4. minor
5. A history of ruptured membranes or vaginal spotting.
6. a
7. b
8. a
9. b
10. a
11. a
12. b
13. a
14. b
15. a
16. c
17. e
18. a
19. b
20. d

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015