Cook Chapter 4

Cook Chapter 4 - C h a p te r 4 P h y s ic a l D e v e lo p...

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Chapter 4 Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers Prematurity • Preterm birth • 37 weeks’ gestation (from LMP) • Low Birth Weight • <5.5 lbs. • Very Low Birth Weight • <3.5 lbs. • Very Low Birth Weight • Small for Gestational Age (SGA) • <10th percentile • Infant Mortality • Death between birth and 12 months • Risk factors • Poor/ absent prenatal care • Teenage mother • Poor nutrition • Unhealthy/ risky behaviors during pregnancy • Preterm or LBW births • Almost twice as high among African- Americans
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Maternal Death • Woman dying during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth • 1500 every day • >90% in developing world • Causes-Worldwide • Hemorrhage (25%) • Indirect causes (20%) • Infection (13%) • Unsafe abortions (13%) • Most complicated organ in the body • Brain is one of the first structures to form • Brain + spinal cord = central nervous system (CNS) • Neurons • Type of cell in the nervous system • Allows communication Brain and Nervous System
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 4 taught by Professor Ritabutterfield during the Fall '10 term at Santa Rosa.

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