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Chapter 3

PSYC 223 Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-223
Professor
Mark
Chapter
3

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Prenatal Development and Birth
From Conception to Birth
The Period of the Zygote
The Period of the Embryo
The Period of the Fetus
Potential Problems in Prenatal Development
Teratogens
Characteristics of the Pregnant Woman
Prevention of Birth Defects
Birth and the Perinatal Environment
The Birth Process
The Baby’s Experience
Labor and Delivery Medications
The Social Environment Surrounding Birth
Cultural and Historical Variations in Birthing Practices
Potential Problems at Birth
Anoxia
Prematurity and Low Birth Weight
Reproductive Risk and Capacity for Recovery
Applying Developmental Themes to Prenatal Development and Birth
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