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Ch 11: Basics of Preparing for Parenthood

About This Chapter

How do people decide to have children? What causes infertility? These are questions you'll find explored in this chapter, and you can use this resource to support your family and consumer sciences course or prepare for various types of exams.

Basics of Preparing for Parenthood - Chapter Summary

Refer to the lessons in this chapter to learn more about family and pregnancy planning. You'll study what you should assess and what needs to be considered when making this these types of decisions. Other lessons address such topics as infertility, abortion and miscarriage. Once you have finished this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the points to consider when deciding to have children
  • Explain factors impacting the best interest of the child
  • Define family planning and what social and cultural factors impact it
  • Name key issues when planning a pregnancy
  • List causes of miscarriages and methods of abortion
  • Identify causes of and treatment for infertility

Review short video or text lessons from any device, at any time, and use handy video tags to jump to topics on which you need to focus. You can also print lesson transcripts to use as quick reference tools. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are a great way to test what you've remembered and identify which topics you might need to study further.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Basics of Preparing for Parenthood
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Making the Decision to Have Children

1. Making the Decision to Have Children

In this lesson, I face one of my greatest fears: talking about having kids. We'll look at some points to consider, such as the costs and the way it changes a person's life. In addition, the idea of baby fever is also looked at.

Best Interest of the Child: Standard & Factors

2. Best Interest of the Child: Standard & Factors

This lesson will discuss how the courts determine what the best interest of the child is and what standards and factors they use to make these decisions. After learning about these standards and factors, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Family Planning: Definition, Programs & Efficacy

3. Family Planning: Definition, Programs & Efficacy

Family planning is becoming more and more of a modern priority both here in the United States and around the world. In this lesson, you'll explore the idea of family planning and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Social & Cultural Factors That Impact Family Planning

4. Social & Cultural Factors That Impact Family Planning

Many different factors can influence how people make decisions about growing their families. This lesson discusses some of the most prominent social and cultural factors that come into play.

Key Issues When Planning A Pregnancy

5. Key Issues When Planning A Pregnancy

When planning a pregnancy, important things must be considered to ensure maximum safety of both mother and child. This includes taking an assessment of your medications, supplements, medical conditions, and habits.

Abortion and Miscarriage: Methods and Causes

6. Abortion and Miscarriage: Methods and Causes

This lesson will teach you whether exercise can cause a miscarriage, what the major cause of miscarriage is, and what the two major classes of abortion are.

Infertility: Causes and Potential Options

7. Infertility: Causes and Potential Options

Trouble having a baby may be a result of a woman or man's reproductive problems. This lesson discusses some common and important ones as well as the general treatment strategies employed to combat them.

Treatment for Infertility

8. Treatment for Infertility

There are quite a few different kinds of treatment options for both men and women. They include drugs, surgery, hormone therapy, and more advanced techniques this lesson will describe.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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