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353Pregnancy_BirthLecture2outline - Pregnancy and Birth...

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Unformatted text preview: Pregnancy and Birth Role of prenatal experiences and perceptions on child development Stressors of Pregnancy: Social and Emotional Part of the life cycle interacts with existing strengths and vulnerabilities Increase in size of the family unit and complexity of relationships, splits, alliances, rivalries Adaptation to new role as parent Accidental conception and Imposed pregnancy: mutual vs. non-consensual; impact on prenatal and postnatal attachment Pregnancy to receive affection: poor model, risk factor Financial issues Presence or Absence of familial or environmental support Rejection: pre and postnatal variables Identifications: each parent can see aspects of him/herself in baby Positive and negative attributes about self and other emerge Prenatal expectations may carry over and can interfere with the developing relationship Gender Preferences: Most parents prefer male children throughout the world People who prefer sons more likely to use technologically based selection Parents more likely to continue having children if they have girls than boys Reasons given by women for preference of sons: Reasons given by women for preference of daughters: Gender Preference and Culture: Preconception Planning: Best time to practice good prenatal care is prior to conception Assess for any stis; prepare to limit alcohol, nicotine; begin dietary supplements (folic acid) Teratogens: Causes of birth defects or anomalies during embryonic or fetal development...
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