childpsych ch4 - Child Psychology Ch 4 Notes Signs of...

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Child Psychology Ch. 4 Notes Signs of Approaching Labor False Labor- irregular contractions Lightening- head drops to lower uterus Bloody show- mucous plug released Water breaks- amniotic sac ruptures The Three Stages of Birth Stage 1 - 12 to 14 hours o Body prepares to deliver o Dilation and effacement of cervix Stage 2 - 50 minutes o Contractions are the most frequent* o Cervix is completely open* o Mom wants to push and actually delivers o The most difficult part is the shoulders Stage 3 - 15 minutes o Expels the rest of the placenta Characteristics of the Newborn High levels of stress hormone o Keeps blood supply in brain full o Helps with the oxygen supply o Brings the baby to alertness Average baby is 20 in. and 7.5 lbs Large head (often misshapen) o Comparision is the size of a watermelon on an adults head o Quick learning out of womb because of their large brain Bow-legged Covered with vernix caseosa protects from dehydration antibacterical shell
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 300 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Fall '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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childpsych ch4 - Child Psychology Ch 4 Notes Signs of...

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