Chapter 3 Lecture - Chapter 3 Lecture Birth and Newborn...

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Chapter 3 Lecture Birth and Newborn Infant 266 days after conception the birth process begins. The hormone oxytocin causes the uterus to begin periodic contractions. Please know once born the child is called a neonate. Labor proceeds in 3 stages: Stage One - The contractions initially occur every 8 to 10 minutes and last about 30 seconds. Towards the final part of stage one the contractions increase greatly. The cervix fully opens to 10 centimeters. The first stage of labor is the longest. Typically labor takes 16 to 24 hours for the first born child. Stage Two - The baby’s head moves through the cervix and birth canal. This stage lasts around 90 minutes. The episiotomy is done in the second stage. Stage Three - The umbilical cord and placenta are expelled from the mother. This stage is the quickest. Minutes after birth the parents and infant begin forming a bonding relationship. Bonding is critical period that begins just after birth and lasts only a few hours. It was thought that this was a time when skin-to-skin
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PSYC 2023 taught by Professor Fern during the Winter '10 term at Tulsa Community College.

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Chapter 3 Lecture - Chapter 3 Lecture Birth and Newborn...

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