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Ch 65: Prenatal Development & Birth

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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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 65: Prenatal Development & Birth
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Prenatal Stages of Brain Development

1. 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.

The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment

2. 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.

The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

3. 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.

Perceptual Development in Infants

4. Perceptual Development in Infants

Why are some senses more developed than others for a newborn? You'll learn which senses are initially important for infants to bond with and recognize their mothers and which one is still in development after birth.

The Newborn: Capabilities, Growth, and Developmental Milestones

5. 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.

What Is Infant Mortality Rate? - Definition, Causes & History

6. What Is Infant Mortality Rate? - Definition, Causes & History

This lesson will define infant mortality rate, describe common causes of infant mortality, and provide a short history of infant mortality in the United States from the early 1900s through present day.

The Risk of Giving Birth Later In Life

7. The Risk of Giving Birth Later In Life

As a woman ages, the chances that she will have problems during pregnancy, birth, and thereafter increase. That's in addition to the potential problems the child may face. Find out about the risks of giving birth later in life in this lesson.

What is Postpartum Depression? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

8. What is Postpartum Depression? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Postpartum depression affects about 14% of women who give birth each year. The following lesson provides a definition of postpartum depression, symptoms and common treatment suggestions for the issue.

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