Test your pregnancy knowledge with these questions
Nine months of waiting for your baby can be uncomfortable if you suffer from morning sickness and other pregnancy symptoms. Learn to feel better by taking this short quiz.
Select the best response to each question:
1. Which of these actions will not relieve the nausea and vomiting of morning sickness?
A. With your doctor’s OK, switching to a prenatal vitamin that doesn’t have iron in it.
B. Eating two or three large meals each day.
C. Trying the acupressure wristbands used to control seasickness.
D. Drinking ginger ale, non-alcoholic ginger beer, or ginger tea.
E. Asking your doctor about taking a vitamin B6 supplement.
2. Which of the following can be relieved with moderate daily exercise?
D. Sleep problems
E. All of the above
3. Are you bothered by back pain? Which of the following measures will not help relieve your pain?
A. Raising one foot on a stool or box when standing.
B. Wearing low-heeled shoes with good arch support.
C. Sleeping flat on your back.
D. Avoiding bending at the waist to pick up things. Instead, squat, bend your knees, and keep your back straight. Get help to lift heavy objects.
E. Shifting your sitting or standing position often during the day.
How did you score?
The answer to question 1 is B. Big, infrequent meals may contribute to morning sickness. Instead, try to keep your stomach a little full all the time. Aim for five or six small meals throughout the day.
The answer to question 2 is E. Regular exercise during pregnancy can help relieve these complaints and may also help you endure labor pains. Check with your doctor before you start exercising.
The answer to question 3 is C. For your back’s sake, sleep on your side with your upper leg bent and supported by a pillow.