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Ch 5: Prenatal Development Concepts: Help and Review

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The Prenatal Development Concepts chapter of this Lifespan Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master prenatal development and health. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of prenatal development concepts.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding life span developmental material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding prenatal stages and environments, ovulation, implantation and gastrulation, among other related topics.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about prenatal concepts.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Prenatal Development Concepts chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Prenatal Development Concepts chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What occurs during the ovulation and implantation processes?
  • How are the amnion, fetus, placenta and umbilical cord structured?
  • What are the three germ layers?
  • What stages occur during prenatal brain development?
  • How does environment affect prenatal health?
  • What roles do the mother's emotional and physical state play in the prenatal environment?

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Prenatal Development Concepts: Help and Review
Ovulation to Implantation: Oocyte's Path through Uterine Tubes

1. Ovulation to Implantation: Oocyte's Path through Uterine Tubes

Follow the female's egg as it leaves the ovary and travels down the uterine tube on its way to the uterus - all with hopes of meeting up with a male's sperm along the way.

Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period

2. 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.

Principles of Growth and Development

3. 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.

The Placenta and the Fetus: Structure and Function

4. The Placenta and the Fetus: Structure and Function

Have you ever wondered how a baby eats before it's born or if babies go to the bathroom while still inside their mother? In this lesson, you will learn about the placenta and how it works to ensure a fetus stays well-nourished and healthy before birth.

The Amnion and the Umbilical Cord: Structure and Function

5. The Amnion and the Umbilical Cord: Structure and Function

The prenatal environment is an important part of an embryo's development. Watch this lesson to find out more about the prenatal environment, including the importance of the amnion and umbilical cord and what they do.

Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)

6. Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)

Gastrulation is a key process in embryonic development - it's how a simple ball of cells begins to grow into a fully functioning being! Watch this lesson to learn about a key process in the development of almost all multicellular organisms.

Prenatal Stages of Brain Development

7. 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 Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

Prenatal Genetic Counseling and Assessment

10. Prenatal Genetic Counseling and Assessment

When expecting a baby, many couples are concerned with the possibility of something being wrong with the baby's health. In this lesson, we'll explore genetic counseling, including who should consider it and what to expect.

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