The first topic that I’ve chosen from this module is Prenatal Development and the Newborn. Prenatal development describes the time from which a baby is conceived until the moment it is welcomed into the world. There are three main stages that a baby goes into while in the womb: The Germinal Stage, The Embryonic Stage, and the Fetal Stage. While these stages of development are going on, the baby can be affected by various teratogens. These teratogens can result in different birth defects that can include eyesight and hearing problems. Many different things can cause teratogens, including smoking, drinking, or doing drugs while pregnant. I can apply what I’ve learned from this topic into my own life because one day I want to have a child, but also I want to be a responsible parent. Having all of the knowledge about how many choices that a mother makes while pregnant can affect their child’s entire life is good knowledge to have. The second topic that I’ve chosen is Social Development in Childhood. Social development includes the ability to identify emotions in yourself and others and regulate emotional responses. Also, children develop the ability to have meaningful relationships with others. Developmental psychologists have known that an infant’s first experience with love is between an infant and his mother or caregiver. Most parents hope to raise children who will eventually become independent. In Harry Harlow’s experiment, he showed that a secure attachment during infancy and childhood is build when parents offer comfort to their children. This topic can be applied to my life because when I was a child I suffered from separation anxiety with my mother. It lasted up until I was around 7 years old. In the first grade, I bonded with my teacher and that helped me to want to go to school more than stay home with my mother. So, slowly, I grew out of it and now am more than fine when I need to separate from my mother. The final topic that I’ve selected from this module is Adolescence. Adolescence is
outlined on the handout.
Unit 3-Describing Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and Childbirth
Name DAte Hour
Select from a list of early possible signs of pregnancy.
List normal body changes and discomforts during pregnancy.
Identify danger signals that might indicate a complication during pregnancy.
Describe the stages of prenatal development.
Answer questions about healthy prenatal development.
Distinguish among available prenatal tests.
Plan a balanced diet for a pregnant…
What is the Course of Prenatal
• The Germinal Period
• The Embryonic Period
• The Fetal Period
The Germinal Period
First two weeks after conception
Creation of zygote
Attachment of zygote to uterine wall
The Embryonic Period
• First two to eight weeks
• Rate of cell differentiation intensifies, support
system for the cells form, and organs appear
The Fetal Period
• Lasts about seven months
• Growth and development continue their
dramatic course during this…
cycle>recreational drugs, ETOH, their diet
impact of pregnancy>baby daddy> family>friends
~attitude toward pregnancy, plans, knowledge of pregnancy, know baby care?
emotional and financial support,
Fathers degree of involvement in pregnancy
Importance of prenatal visits, diet
Support services>food banks>special supplemental nutrition program fo women, infants and children
-Adolescents usually receive prenatal care later that normal, risks include
Interview 1 - Prenatal
Erica is a 28 year old female who is expecting her second child on March 24, 2015. Erica currently resides in New Ulm, MN. She currently has a son that is 18 months old and is looking forward to meeting her new addition. I conducted this interview in her home on March 1, 2015. The total time of interview was roughly 30 minutes.
1. How/when did you confirm your pregnancy?
2. Can you describe how your pregnancy has gone?
3. Do you know the gender…
Development from Conception to Birth
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body becomes invaded by something so tiny that brings big changes. She begins to feel symptoms such as nausea, unexplained tiredness, tenderness in breasts and lots more. There are three periods that the pregnancy is divided into: germinal, embryonic, and fetal. Throughout these periods major developments happen with the “baby”. The…
Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy
Clayton State University
Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy
Adequate nutrition is essential to sustaining life throughout the life span. It is especially important for women to maintain adequate caloric intake with healthful nutrition during the months of pregnancy. During pregnancy, there is an increased need for vitamins and minerals such as: folic acid and iron as well as adequate intake…
The Pregnancy Teen Scene
American InterContinental University
The Pregnancy Teen Scene
Teen Pregnancy is at an all-time high. Girls between the ages of 9 and 19 have been getting pregnant at exceptionally high rates. We as parents and educators need to figure out a better way to teach our children about sex, the prevention of pregnancy and self-control. We really need to find out why is Teen pregnancy is happening everywhere, even when preventive avenues are there.
I do not…
Topic: Prenatal exposure to alcohol can alter the development of the nervous system and can alter behaviour and cognition in later life. These developmental abnormalities are commonly referred to as foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). A wealth of evidence from human clinical studies and animal models have identified some important molecular pathways, physiological processes and brain regions that may be disrupted by prenatal exposure to alcohol. In this essay discuss…
Psychology Mid-Term Exam
1) Prenatal is the time from conception to birth. It is about a nine month period. Infancy is the period that extends from birth to about 18 to 24 months. It is a time of extreme dependence on adults. Early Childhood is the period that extends from the end of infancy to about 5 or 6 years of age. Children learn to become more self-sufficient during this period. Middle and late childhood extends from about 6 to 11 years of age.…