Ch 5: Preparing for Parenthood

About This Chapter

Build a deeper understanding of how couples prepare for parenthood by referring to the lessons in this chapter. Use these lessons to prepare for relevant professional certification or class exams.

Preparing for Parenthood - Chapter Summary

From contraception to deciding to have children, this chapter is designed to address various issues and practices related to family planning. You'll review factors that shape family planning decisions, what should be considered with contemplating starting a family and issues that need to be regarded when planning a pregnancy. Birth control methods, abortion, infertility and miscarriage are also explored in this chapter. Once you complete your review of these lessons, you should be able to:

  • List points to be considered when making the decision to have children
  • Define family planning and explain social and cultural factors that have an impact on this practice
  • Note key safety and other issues that should be considered when planning a pregnancy
  • Discuss symptoms of conception
  • Describe barrier and hormonal methods of contraception
  • Share information about male and female sterilization procedures
  • Provide details about abortion and miscarriage
  • Explain causes of and treatment for infertility

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14 Lessons in Chapter 5: Preparing for Parenthood
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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.

Family Planning: Definition, Programs & Efficacy

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

What is Conception? - Definition, Ovulation & Symptoms

5. What is Conception? - Definition, Ovulation & Symptoms

Reproduction is necessary for the perpetuation of a species, including humans. This video lesson explains conception and ovulation as well as their roles in reproduction. Symptoms of conception will also be briefly discussed.

Barrier Methods of Contraceptives: Types, Advantages & Disadvantages

6. Barrier Methods of Contraceptives: Types, Advantages & Disadvantages

While you are probably all familiar with what a condom is, did you know there are a lot of other options out there for preventing pregnancy? Learn about some of the barrier methods of contraception in this lesson.

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills

7. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills

We have all heard of the birth control pill, right? And many of you women out there probably take some form of birth control. But do you really understand how it works or what the different options are? Learn about the basics of hormonal contraceptives in this lesson.

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Patch, Ring, and Implants

8. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Patch, Ring, and Implants

Did you know there are many forms of contraception out there, and not just condoms and birth control pills? Learn about some of the other options in this lesson on hormone-based contraceptives.

Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Injections and IUDs

9. Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Contraceptive Injections and IUDs

Did you know there are some methods of birth control that last up to five years! Or, if that is too long, some that last three months at a time? Learn about these two options in this lesson on contraceptive injections and IUDs.

Female Sterilization Procedures: Tubal Ligation and Tubal Occlusion

10. Female Sterilization Procedures: Tubal Ligation and Tubal Occlusion

So, you and your spouse have reached that point in life where you are done having kids. What now? In this lesson, you will learn about some of the methods of permanent female sterilization available to women who have decided not to have any more children.

Vasectomy: Purpose, Advantages & Disadvantages

11. Vasectomy: Purpose, Advantages & Disadvantages

You may have heard of a guy 'getting snipped,' a procedure otherwise known as a vasectomy. What this entails may be simpler than you think. Learn about the procedure, effects and reversal options in this lesson on the vasectomy.

Abortion and Miscarriage: Methods and Causes

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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.

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