Prenatal %26 Childbirth Development

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Prenatal  Development and  Birth 
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Pregnancy By the time most women realize  they are pregnant, and schedule  an appointment with a healthcare  provider (10-12 wks)  organogenesis is nearly complete fetal heart is formed spinal canal has closed eyes are formed limbs are actively moving genitalia are recognizable ...and morning sickness is just  starting to taper off
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Preconception Care Counseling Psychological readiness (both parents) rationale for childbearing stability of relationship/finances expectations for childbearing and parenting Timing of childbearing - education/career Stopping contraceptive methods  Nutrition achieve ideal body weight balanced diet/prenatal vitamins folic acid supplement (0.4 mg/day) limit/eliminate caffeine Genetic screening Dental care - poor dental hygiene = increased risk for  preterm labor and birth Medications? Chronic health conditions - diabetes, heart disease,  hypertension, seizure disorder, advanced maternal age
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Preconception Care Counseling Environmental and Workplace Issues teratogens cigarette smoke illicit drugs Don’t forget the male contribution limited data genetics alcohol, drugs, smoking  Choice of birth place and provider birth center vs. hospital vs. home obstetrician vs. midwife  Desired labor support  pain management options 
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What are teratogens? An agent or factor that causes malformation of an embryo
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course CHFD 2200 taught by Professor L during the Fall '10 term at UGA.

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