ch10-pregnancy,childbirth,and motherhood

ch10-pregnancy,childbirth,and motherhood - Pregnancy The...

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Pregnancy The egg and sperm unite in the fallopian tube The fertilized egg implants itself on the uterine wall Placenta: an organ that's connected to the growing embryo and allows oxygen and nutrients to pass from the mother to the embryo Only 65% of pregnant women in developed regions of the world receive prenatal care even though it’s a necessity A woman’s self-image may deteriorate as she grows bigger Miscarriage: an unintended termination of pregnancy Women vary greatly in their emotional reactions to pregnancy; from excitement and awe to fragile emotional states People interacting with a pregnant woman show hostile sexism if she is doing something considered nontraditional, such as applying for a job. People interacting with a pregnant woman show benevolent sexism if she is doing something traditionally feminine, such as shopping for a gift. Childbirth Labor begins when the uterus starts contracting strongly The labor period is divided into three stages
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course PSYC 361 taught by Professor Scmidt during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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