The Prenatal Environment[1]

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/17/11 Sybille Neuber, Devny Marks, Patrick Cittendon, Brittani Richter The Prenatal Environment: Threats to Development
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7/17/11 "According to the Siriono people of South America, If a pregnant woman eats the meat of certain kinds of
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7/17/11 Environmental agent such as a drug, chemical, virus, or other factor that produces a birth defect. Placenta’s job is to prevent Teratogens from reaching the fetus; the placenta is not entirely successful. Timing and Quantity of Exposure is Crucial During one phase a certain teratogen will have minimal effect At another phase, the same teratogen will have Teratogen
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7/17/11 The development of the organ system is vulnerable to teratogens at different phases of the fetus’ development Example Brain is more susceptible 15 to 25 days after conception Heart is more vulnerable 20 to 40 days following conception We have to keep in mind the broader social and cultural context in which the fetus is Organ System
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7/17/11 Women who give birth over the age of 30 are at a higher risk for a variety of pregnancy and birth complications than younger women Complications such as… Premature birth Low birth weight Complications are due to decline in the condition of the woman’s eggs Older women are more likely to give birth to a Mother's Age
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7/17/11 Not only are the risks greater for older
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