Ch 64: Prenatal Development & Birth

About This Chapter

Watch videos to strengthen your understanding of prenatal development and birth. Examine developmental stages and milestones occurring before and after birth as well as factors that can prove harmful to mother and child.

Prenatal Development & Birth - Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the important concepts related to prenatal development and birth. Using our engaging video lessons to refresh your knowledge of this subject, you'll explore brain development as well as the importance of a healthy prenatal environment.

Instructors also explain newborn growth and development, in addition to issues such as infant mortality and postpartum depression. Once you've finished studying all of the videos in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the stages of prenatal brain development
  • Understand how a mother's physical and emotional states affect the prenatal environment
  • List hazards to prenatal development and their effects
  • Explain developmental milestones for newborns
  • Describe perceptual development in infants
  • Define infant mortality rate and understand causes of infant death
  • Recognize the risks of pregnancy and giving birth later in life
  • Discuss postpartum depression's symptoms and treatment methods

Often lasting less than 10 minutes, our video lessons are easy to fit into your busy schedule. Our professional instructors use facts, statistics and images to reinforce the prenatal development and birth topics covered in this chapter. In addition to watching the videos, you can review the lessons' material by reading over the provided transcripts. Each lesson also has a multiple-choice quiz that you can use to check your understanding of the material.

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