describes prenatal development from conception to birth

Written Assignment 1: Option 4<br /> <br /> Chapter 4 describes prenatal development from conception to birth, with an extensive discussion of prenatal risk factors. Video lesson 4, “The Beginnings: Prenatal Development and Birth,” complements the text and follows the experiences of an expectant family through the prenatal process to the live birth of their second child.<br /> 1.Outline the major periods and developments of pregnancy, from conception to birth.<br /> 2.Approximately what percentage of pregnancies result in living newborn babies? Discuss.<br /> 3.When is the developing organism most at risk for developing birth defects? What is the role of folic acid in preventing birth defects?<br /> 4.What are teratogens? Identify at least four categories of teratogens.<br /> 5.What is the difference between a low-birth-weight baby and a small-for-gestational-age baby? What is the role of poverty?<br /> 6.Describe the process of a normal, uncomplicated birth and tests for assessing the newborn’s condition.<br />

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