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Here's what you need to know

3 important stages

  • You baby first goes through the germinal stage. This includes the first two weeks of development after fertilization.
  • The second stage is called the embryonic stage. During this stage ,the organs and the major body systems develop. Such as the respiratory ,digestive, and nervouse system.
  • The final stage is called the fetal stage .this includes the fetus growing rapidly ,thus the organs and body systems become more complex .

Influences on parental development

Monitoring parental development

Prenatal development is monitoring for pregnant mothers from the outside harzards to the foetus. There are different types in monitoring prenatal development and some of them are as follows.

  • Ultrasound
  • Chronic Villus Sample (CVS)
  • Embryoscopy
  • Umbilical Cord Sampling or fetal blood sampling
  • Blood sampling

Stages of childbirth

Labor takes place in three overlapping stages

The first stage is the dilation of the cervix

The second stage is the descent and emergence of the baby

The third stage is the expulsion of the placenta.

Cesarean delivery

A cesarean delivery can surgically remove the baby from the uterus through an incision in the mothers abdomen. This operation is commonly preformed when a labor progresses to slowly ,when the fetus seems to be in trouble, or when the mother is bleeding vaginally. These deliveries carry risk of seriouse complications for the mother such as bleeding, infection, damage to pelvic organs, postoperative pain, and heightened risk of problems in the future pregnancies.

Newborns and parents

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Childbirth is a major transition, not only for the baby, but for the parents. For many years, psychology theorists thought babies bonded to their parents because parents provide food but a mother includes the comfort of close bodily contact. A fathers frequent and positive involvement with his child is directly related to the child's well being and physical, cognitive, and social development.