Pregnancy and Childbirth

By: Darian Darden

Stages of Birth

1. Dilation- cervix opens 10 cm, water breaks, crowning, and contracting.
2. Labor- C-section or vaginally, Baby is born .
3. Afterbirth- cut umbilical cord, and deliver placenta.

Prenatal Care

Do: see your doctor regularly, Drink extra fluids, get enough sleep

Dont's: smoke cigarettes, drink alchohol, do drugs

Nutrition: eat a variety of healthy foods

Exercise: try to unless doctor says otherwise

1st Trimester

Baby:


Nueral tube closes

fertilization

implantation


Mother:

Tender, swollen breast

Bouts of nausea

Increased urination

2nd Trimester

Baby:

Baby's sex becomes apparent

Urine forms

Baby begins to hear


Mother:

Back aches

Breast enlargement

Swolen ankles

3rd Trimester

Baby:

Bones fully develope

Eyes open

Practices breathing


Mother:

Contractions

Stretch marks

Abdominal achiness

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