Notes 020808 - C. Common Fertility Problems Female issues o...

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HDFS February 8, 2008 REMINDER!! TEST WEDNESDAY 2/13 *BRING NUMBER 2 PENCILS* 1. Period of the Fetus 8 th week till the birth Prenatal Period Critical Periods o An organ system is its most vulnerable when its developing most rapidly Environment in utero Fetal skills o Can hear sounds o Respond to light o Perceive motion A. Twinning Types: Identical = monozygotic – cell duplicates and divides o both twins need to implant Fraternal = Dizygotic – 2 eggs at once or ovulates twice in 1 month “The third type” – the egg is released and before fertilization it splits and is fertilized by 2 separate sperm B. Multiple Births Incidence Cultural beliefs Complications o Pregnancy o Conjoined Egg doesn’t split completely After separate – may fuse back together
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Unformatted text preview: C. Common Fertility Problems Female issues o Egg o Fallopian tube o Hormones o Uterus Male issues o Sperm count o Motility Issues can be because of… o Smoking o STDs o Alcohol o Marijuana o Vitamin deficiency o Chronic illness o Medication o Elevated temperature Infertility – cannot become pregnant for a period of a year D. Infertility Solutions - Male Intrauterine insemination – manually meet sperm and egg Hormones – raise sperm count Time ICSI – sperm injected into the egg E. Infertility Solutions – Female Fertility drugs Embryo transfer In vitro fertilization Donor eggs Surrogacy – another woman carries baby Adoption...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HD FS 129 taught by Professor Mcaninch,susan during the Spring '08 term at Penn State.

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