This paper will show the application of what we’ve been doing this entire semester using my life as the example to pull it all together the pregnancy, infancy stage of life, different levels in childhood / adolescence stage of life, and different levels of adulthood stages of my life will be discussed. My developmental analysis will show the specific events and influencing factors in different levels of my life and how these developmental factors including my spiritual development effect or make up who I am today. My current lifestyle behaviors that influence my aging process will be shown and actions I will be taking to do something about these lifestyle behaviors.
Analyzing the Development throughout my life
How one develops from within the womb and throughout life is largely contingent upon their parents, their environment and what they have been exposed to in a good or bad way and how it ties in to the people they ultimately become in life. This is my journey through life in the stages of my mom pregnancy, my childhood, my teen years, my young adult years up until who I am today. Based upon my experiences I will show how I developed in good and not so good aspects along the way. I will also address how my relationship with God began and how his involvement in my life made all the difference in how I developed into who I am today.
During my mother’s pregnancy with me some where about the 7th month my mother began leaking amniotic fluid. The doctor told my mother she had placenta previa, this is when the placenta lies low in the uterus and it partially or completely covers the cervix (American Pregnancy association, 2007). There are 3 different kinds of placenta previa, they are the complete, partial, and marginal. Complete previa is when the cervical opening is completely covered, partial previa is when a portion of the cervix is covered by the placenta, and marginal extends just to the edge of the cervix. Placenta previa happens to 1 out of every 200 hundred pregnancies and is common in women who have had prior pregnancies. There is no research to explain the reasons for the onset, but woman who have placenta previa in one pregnancy are at risk of having it in later pregnancies (Medicine Net, 2014, para 2). I was the last born of three children and my mother had placenta previa with my brother also before me. My mother had marginal placenta previa so she was put on bed rest during her pregnancy with me, until she developed a fever. The doctor decided to induce my mother at 7 and 1/2 months so that I wouldn’t be harmed. This prove to be a great move for on the doctors part to prevent me from having any difficulties like my brother did after my mother gave birth to him.
I was born on March 25, 1976 and I weighed only 3 lbs. I was due in May, but because of the seriousness of the condition of my mother, she had to deliver me early. This also happened to my brother when he was born and he weighed 2 lbs 7 ounces. He had to stay in the hospital 3 weeks longer than I did because he got jaundice. I had no problems, the doctors only kept me in the hospital for 3 weeks simply to make sure I gained weight. I came home at 4lbs 9 ounces. (Feldman, 2014) states babies born before 25 weeks of pregnancy have less than 50/50 chance to survive. I believe this is the true beginning of seeing the hand of God at work in my life. In an article by OB/GYN clinical alert, Professor Hobbins states that for reasons unknown, pregnancies complicated with placenta previa have known to be connected to fetal abnormalities, neurodevelopmental delay, and sudden infant death syndrome. None of which occurred with me or my brother. Children of believers belong to God and are in his covenant. In Genesis 17:7 God says he will establish an everlasting covenant between him and believers and their