You are now taking the Madriella Birth Doula Certification Examination.

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Why should Doulas study the Physiology of Birth?
The Active Phase of Active Labor requires what type of support from the Doula?
Why is there a need for postpartum support?
What advice is appropriate when it comes to contractions?
What is “touch relaxation” ?
Why is the squatting position called the “midwifes forceps”?
What can a woman do during labor to assist the baby in moving through the bony pelvis?
What physical support measures are employed by a Doula?
Why does a Doula have to research hospitals and birthing centers in her area?
Why is a birth plan called a living document?
What causes back pain in pregnant women?
What causes “back labor” in women?
How does Blood Catecholamine levels effect labor?
What kind of women can have birth in a birthing center?
How can you assist a woman doing standing lunges?
Why does a Doula contract have to have a "negative element"?
What is Prodromal Labor?
What is a contraction?
What causes pelvic pain during the latter part of pregnancy?
What is the goal of the Doula?
What are Endorphins?
What does the term “self-advocacy” mean in the context of birth planning?
What is the Doulas job when it comes to writing the birth plan?
Where should a Doula be during delivery?
What does the term station refer to?
How does changing position during labor benefit the baby?
What is a cleansing breath?
What are the "Powers" in the 3Ps referring to?
What is the educational standard for Doulas?
Which of the following is not part of the Bony Pelvis?
How does the medical community as a whole view Doula support?
What medical procedures are routinely done when a laboring woman is first admitted?
What is the difference in care between birthing centers and hospitals?
What is a contraction?
What should the Doula do during the first home visit?
What percentage of women have back pain during pregnancy?
What is the benefit for the baby in the lunging position?
What are the benefits of using a birth ball?
What percentage of Doula assisted births are C-sections?
Why does a woman need a birth plan?
What can a woman do during labor to assist the baby in moving through the bony pelvis?
What percentage of new mothers are effected by the postpartum blues?
What is the overriding concern when it comes to changing positions in birth?
What is the purpose of “tense and release” exercises?
Why should caffeine be avoided?
What contingency should you have in place if you have two mothers with very close due dates?
What are Hormones?
What should a Doula do to prepare for working in local hospitals?
What position allows the Doula to administer massage and counter pressure to relieve the pain of back labor?
What should the Doula be doing during the Latent Phase of Active Labor?
What is a benefit to walking during early labor?
How doe the cartilage joint in the front of the pelvis accommodate the birthing process?
Why are Doulas not required to be licensed?
What is involved in the “Puppet-strings” method?
What is recommended for a home birth?
How long does a Doula have to stay with a woman in labor?
What type of movements are helpful when the baby is trying to move into the pelvis during the first stage?
What exercise can you do to help prevent headaches caused by stress?
What causes “back labor” in women?
What causes pain and cramps in the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle?
What may be a serious cause of birth anxiety for a woman?
How does a Doula affect the length of labor?
What is auscultation?
What is a Fundal massage?
What can a Doula do for a woman that does not want to have a catheter while she is in labor?
What changed for women when births moved from home to hospital?
What can a Doula do to make sure she is well received at a birthing center or hospital?
What benefits can be gained by practicing birth positions with a Doula?
What is a focal point?
What can a woman do in the supported squatting position if she wants to turn the baby?
What should the Doula be doing during the Latent Phase of Birth?
What is happening to the mothers body in the first 3-7 days after the birth?
How does a Doula know when to encourage a woman to push?
Why are some men uncomfortable being an active participant in the birth process?
What can a woman use to relieve back pain and pressure on the pelvis during pregnancy?
Why are childbirth classes not very helpful in preparing a mother for the postpartum period?
What advice is appropriate when it comes to contractions?
How does a Doula know what type of support a woman needs during labor?
Why should the Doula not expect every hospital to be the same?
How many times should a Doula visit the mother at her home?
What is an Episiotomy?
What should the Doula do if the medical staff insists on a procedure the mother specified that she did not want done in her birth plan?
What is the benefit to semi-sitting?
How much of the breast tissue should be in the infants mouth?
Why do some hospitals and birth centers limit food and water intake during labor?
What kind of language should she use in her birth plan?
Why are some women so uncomfortable during pregnancy?
What body system creates Hormones?
What benefits are gained by doing prebirth exercises at home?
Why is it important for a woman to practice relaxation techniques in different positions?
When do most client-Doula relationships begin?
What muscles cause pain in the upper back?
What is active listening?
What is meant by "informing rather than directing" the mother?
What is the purpose of a contract?
What is the pelvic inlet?
What are Leopold’s maneuvers?
What is a possible consequence for a Doula that violates her contract?
What is the most common fetal presentation in birth?
What should the Doula do during Prodromal Labor?
How have hospitals attempted to soften the atmosphere of birth rooms?
How does writing a birth plan help a woman psychologically deal with the hospital procedures?
Which list correctly shows the Five Facets of Doula Support?
Why is it important to provide informational support to a woman preparing to give birth?
How doe the cartilage joint in the front of the pelvis accommodate the birthing process?
Why do more women prefer to give birth in hospitals than at home?
What benefits do relaxation exercises give the mother during labor?
What does a Doula do during a postpartum visit?
Birthing centers specialize in what types of births?
Why would you write a different birth plan for different members of the birth team?
What is “mental imagery”?
What should you be doing if your client is in the supported squatting position?
Who is in charge of the birth team?
How can you provide physical relief for a woman experiencing “back labor”?
What should you do if you do not have a stand-in Doula and a mother wants to hire you and her baby is due on the same day as a client you have already contracted with?
Where do 99% of all births occur in the United States?
What does it mean to be a Certified Doula?
What does the term "descent" refer to?
How soon does symptoms of postpartum blues appear?
What is the purpose of a Birth Plan?
According to the text (Chapter 5), what is the most intense part of the labor process?
What should the Doula be watching out for during the Prodromal Labor stage?
What is the purpose of a focal point?
Which term best describes a birth plan?
What postbirth options could she consider?
What muscles should be stretched to alleviate pain in the lower back?
A Typical first birth for a woman could last how long?
How does a birth plan help facilitate communication with the doctor?
How does relaxation affect the Uterus?
Which hormone has a relaxing effect on the cartilage and joints?
What is the most common cause of pain in breastfeeding?
What is the purpose of the cleansing breath?
How much can you charge for each hour you spend in the delivery room with the mother?
Why is controlled breathing often used in labor?
What does the term "efface" mean?
What are the benefits of squatting during labor?
What is the advantage of breastfeeding?
Where is an Epidural placed?
How does medical staff measure the cervical dilation?
What information should your Doula contract cover?
Which of the following is NOT a crucial element of the birth plan?
How does changing position during labor benefit the mother?
Why should Doulas be familiar with hospital procedures?
What percentage of non-Doula assisted births are C-sections?
Which hormone has a stimulating effect on the uterine muscles?
What is the purpose of the IV infusion of Ringer's lactate?
What is a Doula?
Where is fetal monitoring placed?
What is the benefit to tailor sitting?
How long can the Latent Phase of Active Labor last?
Why might a woman want to use the side-lying position?
What is the benefit for the mother in a waterbirth?
Why should a woman practice relaxation techniques during labor?
What are camelback contractions?
What tool should the Doula be prepared to use in the delivery room?
What can you encourage her to do when the baby is crowning to motivate her to keep pushing?
What technique can be utilized to create more room in the pelvis?