Massage for the Laboring Woman

This page is the quiz for your continuing education course. Please answer all of the questions below then click the “Grade my quiz” button at the bottom of the page. If you are stuck, use the “Hint” link that appears under the question.

You must score 75% or higher to pass. The quiz is a pass/fail matrix and it stops counting points once you reach the passing threshold of 75% so the only score you will receive will be PASS or FAIL. It will tell you which ones you missed, however, so you can try again if you fail.

If you click “Grade my quiz” and nothing happens it is because you missed a question. The Quiz will not submit unless EVERY question is answered, including the five at the top that collect the student information.

Good luck!

1. Student name (as you would have it on your certificate/transcript):
2. We will not send a certificate of completion or an updated transcript unless we can confirm that someone paid for this course. Please tell us who paid for it, if it was you, enter your name. If it was someone else, please enter the name of the person (or the business name) that paid for you.
3. Please enter the email address you would like us to send your certificate of completion to.
4. Your complete physical address (Street, City, State, Zip Code). This is a requirement of the NCBTMB for your transcript. We will not mail you anything or share the address with anyone. This can be a business address or PO Box.
5. Please enter your massage license number. If you do not have one, you may enter your NCBTMB certification number or just enter the number 0.
6. How can massage help reduce depression in pregnant women?
7. What effects did massage have on the fetuses according to the study done by the University of Miami School of Medicine?
8. Why do pregnant women experience sciatic pain?
9. What percentage of women complain of back pain during pregnancy?
10. What causes the back pain experienced by pregnant women?
11. Why are many massage therapists taught to not perform massage during a woman’s first trimester?
12. What factor should a massage therapist be prepared for during the first trimester?
13. When should you start modifying the position of a pregnant woman?
14. Why should you avoid the supported reclining position in the second half of pregnancy?
15. As she approaches her due date, she may feel that the baby has dropped, settling deeper into her pelvis in preparation for labor and delivery. This natural step in carrying a child is called _________.
16. Throughout her second and third trimesters of pregnancy, she may experience occasional, painless contractions — a sensation that her uterus is tightening and relaxing. They’re especially noticeable when she places her hand on her abdomen. These are called ___________________, and they’re her body’s way of warming up for labor.
17. What is prodromal labor?
18. What massage techniques are useful during the prodromal stage?
19. How can you use a chair to perform massage on a laboring woman?

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