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Mini Module Assessment: Physiological Changes During Pregnancy


1. During pregnancy lung capacity increases as a result of:

The ribs expanding wider
The abdominals muscle becoming stronger
The diaphragm contracting further down

2. The condition where separation of the connective tissue between the abdominal muscles occurs during pregnancy is called:

Diastasis recti
The linea alba
Diastasis abdominis

3. How much weight would a woman expect to gain in the second half of pregnancy as a result of foetal growth?

3 to 7 pounds
7 to 11 pounds
11 to 15 pounds