You are now taking the Madriella Postpartum Doula Certification Examination.

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Which symptom is a sign of possible danger following a cesarean birth?
The primary purpose of the postpartum doula is to help the mother and the entire family do what?
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The role of a postpartum doula is one of _________________; you are teaching and empowering the new mother and family members while lending a hand with some tasks in order to keep them from getting overwhelmed.
Fatigue, sleep problems, low energy, and changes in weight, are common after having a baby, but they can be symptoms of what condition?
How can you assist a mother that is anxious about dropping the baby?
What is the advantage of breastfeeding?
When is it safe for a mother to start doing pelvic floor exercises?
What is the overriding concern for postpartum care?
A normal adults sleep patterns are based on what physiological cycle?
What is a sitz bath?
When can a new mother expect a surge in breast milk production?
What is lochia?
A ___________________is defined as the loss of more than 500 mL of blood after delivery, and it occurs in up to 18 percent of births and is the most common maternal morbidity in developed countries.
What is the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale?
Hemorrhoids are a fairly common complaint for women in the postpartum period. What is something she can do to relieve the discomfort?
A mother that has had a cesarean birth should avoid heavy lifting for at least ___________.
Why should a new mother engage in pelvic floor exercises?
A mother recovering from an episiotomy can speed recovery by doing what?
This is a form of anxiety with which the sufferer feels very nervous and has recurring panic attacks.
In the womb the baby receive the hormonal cues for drowsiness from their mother’s hormones, but when they are born their sleep cycle is governed largely by what timetable?
One of the most important factors in recovering from an episiotomy is __________.
Which hormone makes the mother (and the newborn baby) want to sleep?
In case your client asks, perineal healing is generally sufficient to allow resumption of sexual intercourse somewhere between _____________ postpartum.
What can you suggest a mother try when dealing with colic?
Which of the following is NOT a possible symptom of postpartum depression?
One of the most common fears of new parents is that the baby will stop breathing while they are sleeping, or will smother in their crib. What are common sense safety measures they can do to put them at ease?
Why is it appropriate for a postpartum doula to offer to run errands for the mother?
Which hormone makes the mother (and the newborn baby) want to be awake?
How is Baby colic defined?
What emotional factors may come in to play when a woman has an unplanned cesarean birth?
Which of the following tasks is inappropriate for a postpartum doula?
What can a new mother do to help normalize her babies sleep patterns?
Pregnancy and postpartum are both periods of change for the mother. How is the change different?
What was the focus of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development "Back to Sleep" campaign in 1994?
If it hurts to urinate, she doesn't think she is emptying her bladder fully and she has an unusually frequent urge to urinate, your client may have__________________.
What can a Doula do to help a mother with other children?
If your client is recovering from a cesarean birth and is in pain, but doesn’t want to take her medication out of fear that it will be passed on to the baby while nursing, what should you tell her?
What reassurance could you give a mother that is worried about her baby being cold?
Why is skin-to-skin bonding important?
Postpartum doulas do not perform any medical or “clinical tasks”, yet the Madriella curriculum contains medical information. Why is that?