• Scenario Questions

 
  • The Female Side of Things

  • Scenario One: 

     

    A woman is married and pregnant. She just had twins 1 year ago and discovers she is pregnant with triplets. A pregnancy with multiples is considered higher risk plus her triplets include a set of "mono twins", which make this a high risk pregnancy due of the potential for the umbilical cords to wrap around the children and cause complications.

    The doctor has recommended a selective reduction to reduce the risk of complications for mother and children. He has emphasized this is her choice, and hers alone.

    What should she do? Why?

     

    Selective Reduction: Selective reduction is the practice of aborting one or more of the fetuses in a multiple pregnancy. 

     

    Mono Twins: Monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac within their mother's uterus. Monoamniotic twins are always identical, always monochorionic and are usually termed Monoamniotic-Monochorionic ("MoMo") twins. They also share the placenta, but have two separate umbilical cords.

  • Scenario Three:

     

    You are in the change rooms after gym class. You overhear some girls talking about your pregnant classmate, who is about 5 months and starting to show. You hear someone say, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe she’s pregnant! What a s!*t!”

    What is your reaction? Do you say/do anything?

  • Scenario Five:

     

    Your best friend asks you to meet up to hang out and says she has something to tell you. When you meet up, she tells you that she is 6 weeks pregnant, and is scared. She knows who the dad is, but hasn’t told him yet. She is worried about what he will say and really doesn’t want him to break up with her.

    What do say to her? What advice do you give?

  • The Male Side of Things

  • Scenario Two: 

     

    A man and his wife are expecting triplets, just one year after they had a set of twins. They are told this is a high risk pregnancy because two of the triplets are mono twins. The doctor recommends a selective reduction to reduce the risk of harm for his wife and the babies. The nurse emphasizes this is his wife’s decision, and turns her back to you making it clear you are not a welcome party.

    How should he respond? Why?

     

    Selective Reduction: Selective reduction is the practice of aborting one or more of the fetuses in a multiple pregnancy. 

     

    Mono Twins: Monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac within their mother's uterus. Monoamniotic twins are always identical, always monochorionic and are usually termed Monoamniotic-Monochorionic ("MoMo") twins. They also share the placenta, but have two separate umbilical cords.

  • Scenario Four:

     

    A group of guys are in the change room after gym class. One of your classmates is showing a nude photo of a girl in your school. The guys are high fiving and commenting on the girl’s body. One guy says, “I bet you could tap that”. 

    How do you react? What do you say or do?

  • Scenario Six:

     

    You are hanging out with a buddy playing video games. While playing he tells you that his girlfriend just told him she’s pregnant. He tells you “I really thought we were careful. I can’t believe this happened. I’m kinda freaking out! I don’t know what to do now, and I don’t know what she wants!”

    What do say to him? What advice do you give?