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Test 1: Mother friendly care during pregnancy

  1. What is mother friendly care during pregnancy?
    • Visits to the antenatal clinic as frequently as possible.
    • Making sure that the woman is seen at the antenatal clinic by a doctor at every visit.
    • Good antenatal care where the best interests of the woman and her pregnancy are placed before those of the staff and facility.
    • Antenatal visits made at the home of the pregnant woman so that she does not have to attend a clinic.
  2. How is a personal history taken?
    • By interviewing the woman in the crowded waiting room.
    • By allowing her to speak about her home, partners, wishes and fears.
    • By taking a history from the family.
    • By taking a history with her husband or partner also present.
  3. A woman can play a greater role in her own pregnancy care by:
    • Not speaking about her own needs, as the staff at the clinic are busy and should not be bothered with personal problems.
    • By not taking a friend, partner or family member to clinic with her.
    • Learning as much as she can about pregnancy.
    • Stopping any form of exercise and staying at home as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed.
  4. How can a woman help to monitor her own pregnancy?
    • Record her own weight every week.
    • Keep a diary of how much she eats each day.
    • Report to the clinic staff if she feels nauseous in the mornings.
    • Become aware of her fetal movements.
  5. Why should women attend antenatal classes?
    • To build confidence and learn the benefits of breastfeeding.
    • To lose weight.
    • To learn how much alcohol can be safely drunk during pregnancy.
    • To qualify for health insurance claims.
  6. Should women bring their partners to antenatal classes?
    • Yes.
    • Only if their partners have not attended antenatal classes before.
    • Only if they are married.
    • No.
  7. Should women continue to work during pregnancy?
    • Yes, as long as they can rest during part of the day.
    • Only until 8 weeks.
    • Only during the first trimester.
    • No.
  8. Is a sexual relationship safe during pregnancy?
    • No. Sex during pregnancy is always dangerous.
    • Sex is safe only during the first half of pregnancy.
    • Sex is safe only up to the end of the second trimester.
    • Yes, provided the woman does not have multiple sex partners.
  9. What is the value of written material at an antenatal clinic?
    • It can be used to keep children entertained.
    • It is a very valuable way of educating women about their pregnancy.
    • It advertises different formula feeds.
    • Women can read about diets to prevent weight gain in pregnancy.
  10. What is a mother-friendly way to book a woman as an antenatal patient?
    • Rush them through the booking procedure as fast as possible.
    • Be angry with them if they book late in their pregnancy.
    • Always call patients by their name.
    • Do not allow a friend or family member to be with them during the booking process.
  11. When should women book for antenatal care?
    • When they first feel fetal movements.
    • As soon as the pregnancy is confirmed.
    • When the family and friends are told that the woman is pregnant.
    • Before the last trimester.
  12. Why is it important to book women the first time that they come to an antenatal clinic?
    • Because they may already have a dangerous pregnancy complication.
    • Because the queues may be even longer the next day.
    • Because your colleagues will be angry with you if they have to do the work of booking these patients.
    • Because they will complain and you may be punished.
  13. What must be done if there are too many patients for the staff available at an antenatal clinic?
    • Close the antenatal clinic.
    • Turn half the women away each day.
    • Send the women to a clinic in another district.
    • See low risk women less frequently.
  14. Why should pregnant women be encouraged to speak about their fears?
    • It helps to resolve their problems and build self confidence.
    • It reduces the risk of preterm labour.
    • It reduces the risk of stillbirth.
    • It prevents intrauterine growth restriction.
  15. What is a teen friendly antenatal clinic?
    • All the nurses are under the age of twenty years.
    • The clinic pays special attention to the needs of teenagers.
    • Teenagers are given free condoms.
    • Teenagers are seen without their parents consent.
  16. The most important factor in mother friendly care during pregnancy is:
    • Enough doctors at the hospital or clinic.
    • All the necessary equipment.
    • The correct attitude of the staff.
    • Women who do not argue and fight with the staff.
  17. Why are staff at an antenatal clinic sometimes not mother friendly?
    • They are not paid enough.
    • They are lazy and bad people.
    • They are stupid.
    • There are staff shortages and the staff feel they are not supported and appreciated by management.
  18. How can the team spirit of clinic staff be improved?
    • Provide opportunities for continuing training at the clinic.
    • Rotate the staff through the general wards of a regional hospital.
    • Report their complaints to the health department.
    • Punish those staff members who are frequently late for work.
  19. Group activities for clinic staff should:
    • Not be allowed as it will result in staff disobedience.
    • Only be allowed for staff that are off duty.
    • Include regular audit meetings to evaluate the quality of care.
    • Be confined to educational meetings managed by invited speakers only.
  20. Community involvement at an antenatal clinic should:
    • Be discouraged as community members will interfere with patient care.
    • Be encouraged as the community should support both pregnant women and antenatal services.
    • Be encouraged, but community members must not be allowed into the clinic.
    • Be encouraged, but only if the community can collect funds to increase nurses salaries.