Discussion Questions

  1. Why do you think more males are born than females?
  2.  More and more individuals are choosing to wait until after they finish college to get married and have a family. After reading about infertility, do you think that it is better for individuals to have children while they are young or to put college first and have children later? Why?
  3. Do you believe that a pregnant woman should purchase devices that stimulate the senses of her unborn baby? Why or why not?
  4. If you were to have to go grocery shopping and prepare meals for a pregnant woman, what are some items you would buy?  Make a meal plan for one day. Include the amount of calories in each meal.
  5. With all the information available, why do you think pregnant women continue to expose themselves to teratogens?
  6. More and more women in the U.S. are opting to have home births.  Do you think it is better to have a child at home or in the hospital? Why?
  7. What advice would you give to a pregnant mother who is worried about her baby after she learns the fact that 6 out of 1,000 babies in the U.S. die within the first year?
  8. The U.S. lags other countries in maternal and paternal paid leave.  Do you think something should be done about this? Why or why not? What suggestions do you have??