PSY106Chap3b

PSY106Chap3b - Chapter Review After reading this chapter,...

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Chapter Review After reading this chapter, students should understand that: The labor process begins about 266 days after conception when CRH triggers the process that leads to birth. With contractions, the fetus is propelled down the birth canal. Labor proceeds in three stages: first stage: the longest stage of labor; uterine contractions every 8 to 10 minutes, lasting about 30 seconds long; eventually occur more frequently and last longer; mother’s cervix fully opens to allow the baby’s head through second stage: typically lasts 90 minutes; baby’s head moves further down, increasing the size of the vaginal opening; ends when baby has completely left the mother’s body third stage: quickest and easiest stage; child’s umbilical cord and placenta are expelled There are cultural differences in the interpretation of and expectations for labor. The Apgar scale is a standard measurement system that looks for a variety of indications of good health in newborns such as: appearance pulse grimace activity respiration In the 1970s and 1980s, some psychologists believed that bonding between the mother and newborn must occur during a critical time period immediately following birth (there is little empirical or
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