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Quiz: Birthing options

1. What is a 'doula' ?

a. A good luck charm
b. A paid birth attendant
c. A towel that has been bathed in hot water to help lessen the pain

2. Some women decide to keep it after the birth for medical reason; is it :

a. The umbilical cord
b. The placenta
c. The waters

3. Where was the first waterbirth recorded in 1803?

a. Italy
b. France
c. England

4. What is Entonox?

a. A type of catheter
b. A mixture of gas and air
c. A vaginal infection

5. If a baby is in a breech position, is he :

a.Feet first
b. Head first
c. Bottom first

6. What does VBAC stand for ?

a. Vaginal Birth after Caesarian
b. Viscous Bone and Colon
c. Voluntary Baby Access

7. Whats is an epidural?

a. The amount of time between the last contraction and the birth
b. A gynecological instrument used to open the cervix during the birthing process
c. An injection in the small of your back

8. An episiotomy is :

a. A surgical cut in the perineum, the muscular area between the vagina and the back passage
b. A kind of stomach ache related to pregnancy
c. Derived from an old French term meaning 'midwife'

9. Natural methods of inducing labour include:

a. Intercourse
b. Nipple stimulation
c. Walking
d.All of the above

10. How many British women choose to give birth in an hospital every year?

a. 70%
b. 80%
c. 98%


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