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Prenatal Development and Birth - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter addresses prenatal stages of development and the hazards that can impede healthy development. Additional topics featured in this chapter are prenatal care and perinatal and neonatal environments. Use these lessons to find out about:
- Embryonic and fetal period
- Prenatal brain development
- Prenatal nutrition
- Childbirth methods
- Apgar tests
- Newborn capabilities
|Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period||Defines prenatal development and details the three categories of development during this period.|
|Principles of Growth and Development||Outlines the three principles of growth and development. Offers examples of each principle.|
|Prenatal Stages of Brain Development||Details how the prenatal brain develops during the three trimesters of pregnancy.|
|The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development||Describes characteristics of the prenatal environment. Discusses potential hazards and the importance of prenatal care.|
|The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment||Explains the connection between an unborn child and its mother. Details how a mother's physical and emotional factors can affect prenatal development.|
|Prenatal Care: Nutrition||Summarizes reasons good nutrition is important in prenatal care.|
|Childbirth Methods: Natural Delivery, Medicated Delivery & C-Section||Introduces three popular methods of childbirth. Explains each type and provides examples.|
|The Perinatal Environment and Potential Hazards During the Birth Process||Defines perinatal and discusses the stages of labor. Looks at some hazards that can occur during the birth process.|
|The Neonatal Environment: Definition & Apgar Test||Examines the neonatal period and methods of care and potential risks during this time. Introduces the assessment test used for newborns and discusses the different scores.|
|The Newborn: Capabilities, Growth, and Developmental Milestones||Describes a baby's reflexes and senses and introduces developmental milestones.|
1. Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period
In the 9 months before a baby is born, there is an enormous amount of prenatal development. In this lesson, you will explore the following stages of prenatal development: the germinal period, the embryonic period, and the fetal period.
2. Principles of Growth and Development
Is there a pattern to how human growth and development takes place? This lesson will examine some universal principles of growth and development in order to help you find the answer to this question.
3. Prenatal Stages of Brain Development
The prenatal brain develops at an amazing speed. This lesson provides an overview of this brain development throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy and highlights key stages.
4. The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development
In this lesson, learn about the prenatal environment and what can be harmful to prenatal development. Learn about the hazards of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disease and environmental pollutants during pregnancy.
5. The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment
An unborn child and its mother are connected both physically and emotionally. Learn how prenatal development is affected by both the emotional and physical state of the mother in this lesson.
6. Prenatal Care: Nutrition
Does the saying 'You're now eating for two' mean that a pregnant women should double her caloric intake? What types of foods are needed during pregnancy? What about foods to avoid? Learn this and more in this lesson on prenatal nutrition.
7. Prenatal Care: Vitamins and Minerals
We all know that nutrition is important, and part of nutrition is getting enough vitamins and minerals. But how does that change when a woman gets pregnant? Learn about some of the vitamins and minerals that are essential during pregnancy.
8. Childbirth Methods: Natural Delivery, Medicated Delivery & C-Section
Birth is one of the first major developmental milestones, but there are many different ways to give birth. In this lesson, we'll look at three popular methods of childbirth: natural childbirth, medicated childbirth, and C-sections.
9. The Perinatal Environment and Potential Hazards During the Birth Process
What does perinatal mean? What happens during the birth process? What are some things that can go wrong? You will find the answers to these questions and more in this lesson!
10. The Neonatal Environment: Definition & Apgar Test
The neonatal period lasts from birth until four weeks old. Care during this period is essential to healthy development. In this lesson, explore the neonatal environment and learn how the Apgar test is used to assess newborn functioning.
11. The Newborn: Capabilities, Growth, and Developmental Milestones
Newborn growth and development is an amazing process! In this lesson, you will discover how babies learn, when they acquire certain abilities, and what reflexes they are born with.
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