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mcneill Planning for Pregnancy and  Parenting—Chapter 17 Elisa “Beth” McNeill M.S. Department of Health and  Kinesiology Texas A&M University Micah
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mcneill TRENDS IN PREGNANCY: Birth rates are declining            Group  Year 2001  Year 2002 Comments Overall 4,025,933 4,019,280 Girls (10-14) .08/1000 .07/1000 Teens (15-19) 45.3/1000 42.9/1000 Significant  accomplishment Women (20-24) 106.2/1000 103.5/1000 Women (25-29) 113.6/1000 113.6/1000 Unchanged Women (30-34) 91.9/1000 91.6/1000 Women  (35-39 & 40-44) 40.6 41.4 An increase Women (45-54) .5/1000 .5/100 unchanged
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mcneill CHOOSING TO PARENT? What you should consider. About 50% of the 4 million pregnancies in the U.S. are  unplanned. Factors to consider before becoming a parent. Physical health & age Financial situation (age 10-18 $180,000) Your goals (career and educational) Attitudes and aptitude toward children and parenting Religious or philosophical beliefs Emotional readiness (support system, partner stability,  friends, family…)
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mcneill What you should consider… One of  these… WILL  become  one of  these.
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mcneill PRE-pregnancy & pregnancy  PRECAUTIONS Eliminate use of ALL  non essential drugs. Exercise Allow time for  menstrual cycles  post contraception.  Immunizations Focus on Nutrition Protein  (fetal tissue) Calcium   (fetal bone) Iron  (blood volume) Folic acid  (formation  of tissue-spina  bifida)  Iron & Folic Acid are normally  supplemented via pre-natal  vitamins.
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mcneill Conception: You just   never  know doc…  Any day could be  the day.   Competing with  50 million other  guys for just one  egg!  The stress  is killing me!
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mcneill CONCEPTION http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3034586/
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mcneill Conception Kolander, 356
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mcneill Conception Complications Infertility  -inability to conceive after  trying for one or more year.  (6million/yr) Female- 40% tubule blockage  40% ovulation complications 10% structural abnormalities Male sperm quantity & quality blockage
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mcneill Pregnancy Complications Spontaneous abortion  -natural cessation  of pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy  -implantation of the  embryo in any area other than the uterus.  (95% = TUBAL)  Pre-eclampsia /Eclampsia  –pregnancy  induced hypertension
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mcneill Signs and Symptoms of Early  Pregnancy Absent or extremely minimized  menstrual period Breast tenderness Fatigue / sleepiness Nausea Escalated emotions Cervical and uterine changes  (Hagar’s Sign)
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