Welcome to your nursing test bank and NCLEX practice questions for maternity and newborn nursing. This nursing test bank includes 500+ practice questions to test your competence on the concepts behind maternal and child health nursing, maternity nursing, and obstetric nursing.
Maternity Nursing and Newborn Nursing Test Bank
In this section are the practice quiz and questions for maternity nursing and newborn care nursing test banks. There are 545 NCLEX-style practice questions partitioned into 8 sets. We’ve made a significant effort to provide you with the most informative rationale, so please read them.
Notable topics included in this nursing test bank include nursing care of the pregnant mother (obstetric nursing), labor and delivery, prenatal nursing care, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum nursing care, nursing care of patients with preeclampsia, placental and cord anomalies, cesarean birth, labor complications, postpartum depression and more.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #1 | 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #2 | 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #3 | 75 Questions
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #4 | 75 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing NCLEX Practice Quiz #5 | 80 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Antepartum NCLEX Practice Questions #6 | 55 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Intrapartum NCLEX Practice Questions #7 | 55 Questions NEW!
- Maternity Nursing: Postpartum NCLEX Practice Questions #8 | 55 Questions NEW!
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Maternity Nursing (OB Maternal & Newborn) NCLEX Practice Quiz #2 | 75 Questions
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Question 1 of 75
The nurse is counseling a couple who has sought information about conceiving. The couple asks the nurse to explain when ovulation usually occurs. Which statement by the nurse is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 75
The nurse instructs a laboring client to use accelerated blow breathing. The client begins to complain of tingling fingers and dizziness. Which action should the nurse take?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 75
When assessing a client at 12 weeks of gestation, the nurse recommends that she and her husband consider attending childbirth preparation classes. When is the best time for the couple to attend these classes?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 75
One hour following a normal vaginal delivery, a newborn infant boy’s axillary temperature is 96° F, his lower lip is shaking and, when the nurse assesses for a Moro reflex, the boy’s hands shake. Which intervention should the nurse implement first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 75
Which statement made by the client indicates that the mother understands the limitations of breastfeeding her newborn?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 75
When assessing the adequacy of sperm for conception to occur, which of the following is the most useful criterion?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 75
A couple who wants to conceive but has been unsuccessful during the last 2 years has undergone many diagnostic procedures. When discussing the situation with the nurse, one partner states, “We know several friends in our age group, and all of them have their own child already, Why can’t we have one?”. Which of the following would be the most appropriate nursing diagnosis for this couple?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 75
Which of the following urinary symptoms does the pregnant woman most frequently experience during the first trimester?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 75
Heartburn and flatulence, common in the second trimester, are most likely the result of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 75
In which of the following areas would the nurse expect to observe chloasma?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 75
A pregnant client states that she “waddles” when she walks. The nurse’s explanation is based on which of the following is the cause?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 75
Which of the following represents the average amount of weight gained during pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 75
When talking with a pregnant client who is experiencing aching swollen leg veins, the nurse would explain that this is most probably the result of which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 75
Cervical softening and uterine souffle are classified as which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse identify as a presumptive sign of pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 75
Which of the following common emotional reactions to pregnancy would the nurse expect to occur during the first trimester?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 75
During which of the following would the focus of classes be mainly on physiologic changes, fetal development, sexuality, during pregnancy, and nutrition?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 75
Which of the following would be a disadvantage of breastfeeding?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 75
Which of the following would cause a false-positive result on a pregnancy test?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 75
FHR can be auscultated with a fetoscope as early as which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 75
A client LMP began July 5, 2020. Her estimated date of delivery (EDD) should be which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 75
Which of the following fundal heights indicates less than 12 weeks’ gestation when the date of the LMP is unknown?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 75
Which of the following danger signs should be reported promptly during the antepartum period?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 75
Which of the following prenatal laboratory test values would the nurse consider as significant?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 75
Which of the following characteristics of contractions would the nurse expect to find in a client experiencing true labor?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 75
During which of the following stages of labor would the nurse assess “crowning”?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 75
Barbiturates are usually not given for pain relief during active labor for which of the following reasons?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 75
Which of the following nursing interventions would the nurse perform during the third stage of labor?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 75
Which of the following actions demonstrates the nurse’s understanding of the newborn’s thermoregulatory ability?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 75
Immediately before expulsion, which of the following cardinal movements occur?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 75
Before birth, which of the following structures connects the right and left auricles of the heart?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 75
Which of the following when present in the urine may cause a reddish stain on the diaper of a newborn?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 75
When assessing the newborn’s heart rate, which of the following ranges would be considered normal if the newborn were sleeping?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 75
Which of the following is true regarding the fontanels of the newborn?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 75
Which of the following groups of newborn reflexes below are present at birth and remain unchanged through adulthood?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 75
Which of the following describes the Babinski reflex?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 75
Which of the following statements best describes hyperemesis gravidarum?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse identify as a classic sign of PIH?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 75
In which of the following types of spontaneous abortions would the nurse assess dark brown vaginal discharge and a negative pregnancy test?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 75
Which of the following factors would the nurse suspect as predisposing a client to placenta previa?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse assess in a client experiencing abruptio placenta?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 75
Which of the following is described as premature separation of a normally implanted placenta during the second half of pregnancy, usually with severe hemorrhage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 75
Which of the following may happen if the uterus becomes overstimulated by oxytocin during the induction of labor?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 75
When preparing a client for cesarean delivery, which of the following key concepts should be considered when implementing nursing care?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 75
Which of the following best describes preterm labor?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 75
When PROM occurs, which of the following provides evidence of the nurse’s understanding of the client’s immediate needs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 75
Which of the following factors is the underlying cause of dystocia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 75
When uterine rupture occurs, which of the following would be the priority?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 75
Which of the following is the nurse’s initial action when umbilical cord prolapse occurs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 75
Which of the following amounts of blood loss following birth marks the criterion for describing postpartum hemorrhage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 75
Which of the following is the primary predisposing factor related to mastitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 75
Which of the following best describes thrombophlebitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 75
Which of the following assessment findings would the nurse expect if the client develops DVT?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 75
Which of the following are the most commonly assessed findings in cystitis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 75
Which of the following best reflects the frequency of reported postpartum “blues”?CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 75
For the client who is using oral contraceptives, the nurse informs the client about the need to take the pill at the same time each day to accomplish which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 75
When teaching a client about contraception. Which of the following would the nurse include as the most effective method for preventing sexually transmitted infections?CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 75
When preparing a woman who is 2 days postpartum for discharge, recommendations for which of the following contraceptive methods would be avoided?CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 75
For which of the following clients would the nurse expect that an intrauterine device would not be recommended?CorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 75
A client in her third trimester tells the nurse, “I’m constipated all the time!” Which of the following should the nurse recommend?CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 75
Which of the following would the nurse use as the basis for the teaching plan when caring for a pregnant teenager concerned about gaining too much weight during pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 75
The client tells the nurse that her last menstrual period started on January 14 and ended on January 20. Using Nagele’s rule, the nurse determines her EDD to be which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 75
When taking an obstetrical history on a pregnant client who states, “I had a son born at 38 weeks gestation, a daughter born at 30 weeks gestation and I lost a baby at about 8 weeks,” the nurse should record her obstetrical history as which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 75
When preparing to listen to the fetal heart rate at 12 weeks’ gestation, the nurse would use which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 75
When developing a plan of care for a client newly diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which of the following instructions would be the priority?CorrectIncorrect
Question 66 of 75
A client at 24 weeks gestation has gained 6 pounds in 4 weeks. Which of the following would be the priority when assessing the client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 67 of 75
A client 12 weeks’ pregnant came to the emergency department with abdominal cramping and moderate vaginal bleeding. Speculum examination reveals 2 to 3 cm cervical dilation.The nurse would document these findings as which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 68 of 75
Which of the following would be the priority nursing diagnosis for a client with an ectopic pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 69 of 75
Before assessing the postpartum client’s uterus for firmness and position in relation to the umbilicus and midline, which of the following should the nurse do first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 70 of 75
Which of the following should the nurse do when a primipara who is lactating tells the nurse that she has sore nipples?CorrectIncorrect
Question 71 of 75
The nurse assesses the vital signs of a client, 4 hours’ postpartum that are as follows: BP 90/60; temperature 100.4ºF; pulse 100 weak, thready; R 20 per minute. Which of the following should the nurse do first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 72 of 75
The nurse assesses the postpartum vaginal discharge (lochia) on four clients. Which of the following assessments would warrant notification of the physician?CorrectIncorrect
Question 73 of 75
A postpartum client has a temperature of 101.4ºF, with a uterus that is tender when palpated, remains unusually large, and not descending as normally expected. Which of the following should the nurse assess next?CorrectIncorrect
Question 74 of 75
Which of the following is the priority focus of nursing practice with the current early postpartum discharge?CorrectIncorrect
Question 75 of 75
Which of the following actions would be least effective in maintaining a neutral thermal environment for the newborn?CorrectIncorrect
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