Unit 3 Assignment - Genevieve DiDonato EDPS 325 Dr Jose(On-line course Unit 2 Assignment Fetus to one may mean undeveloped cells where as in

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Genevieve DiDonato EDPS 325 Dr. Jose (On-line course) Unit 2 Assignment Fetus to one may mean undeveloped cells, where as in Latin “Fetus” means “little one.” From the time the sperm meets the egg, there is development of a human child occurring. This explains why females must take such vital care of their bodies, to insure the well being of another. The woman’s body is not only adapting to another human being, but is also assisting in the creation of a baby’s life. This process is a miracle, but must be taken seriously and correctly due to many complications, and issues that could arise during prenatal development. As stated in the text, “Prenatal care during the first trimester is critical to prevent birth defects, because all of the baby’s organs form during the first eight weeks.” The embryonic stage begins at week two and ends at week eight, at which time the embryo’s organ system is formed. The organs are developed from head to toes, which mean that the brain is developed first and therefore is the earliest of all the organs. The most rapid pace of development occurs during the first trimester, this results in the baby being most vulnerable to any type of harm. Teratogens is the substance that is capable of causing damage to the growing child, some refer to this as a maternal disease. This is because a teratogen is something which comes from the mother, and
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course EDPS 325 taught by Professor Gould during the Fall '07 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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Unit 3 Assignment - Genevieve DiDonato EDPS 325 Dr Jose(On-line course Unit 2 Assignment Fetus to one may mean undeveloped cells where as in

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