Pregnancy Knowledge: Most missed questions

iStock_000007334186SmallWhat is prenatal care? How long should a health pregnancy last? Participants in the Make a Noise! Make a Difference! lay health advocate program are quizzed on these questions and more. But before completing the curriculum, many don’t know the answer to these questions.

MaN! MaD! was developed by The Magnolia Project and modeled after the successful Community Voice program, and is divided into four sessions: healthy before pregnancy, healthy during pregnancy, healthy two and healthy baby.

These are the most commonly missed questions from the Make a Noise! Make a Difference! classes — and the correct answers to go with them!

Q: What is Infant Mortality?
A: The death of a baby before his or her birthday.

Q: What is preconception health?
A: The health of a woman before she becomes pregnant.

Q: What is folic acid?
A: Derived from folate, it’s a type of B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction

Q: What is the daily recommended amount of folic acid?
A: 400 micrograms

Q: What is prenatal care?
A: The care received during pregnancy

Q: What is a high-risk pregnancy?
A: It is a defined as (but not limited to) all of the following: pregnant woman with gestational diabetes; pregnant woman that is 35 years or older; one of more risk factors that put mother an unborn child at risk for health problems; a pregnant woman who has gone into premature labor.

Q: Premature labor is labor that occurs when?
A: Before the 37th week of pregnancy or three weeks or more before the baby’s due date

Q: A healthy pregnancy should last at least how many weeks?
A: 39 weeks

Q: What statement is a fact about SIDS?
A: All of the above: African American babies are two times more likely to die of SIDS than white babies; SIDS is the leading cause of death in babies after one month of age; more SIDS deaths happen in colder months.