Describe Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social Development for Each of the Life Stages of an Individual

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P1-Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages of an individual.
Contraception and Birth
Each month a woman will produce one egg from both of her ovaries, which will eventually then lie on eat side of her uterus. The egg will firstly need to travel down the fallopian tubes and then it will be released into the uterus. Male semen will then be needed for conception, this contain millions of sperm which only one will be needed to make the father genetic contribution to a baby. Sperm contains 23 chromosomes the same as an egg, sperm also swims as it has to move up the cervix, in the uterus and along the fallopian tubes. During sexual intercourse the man will ejaculate and the sperm and the egg
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Social and Emotional Development
At 4 months an infant can cry with tears to tell whether they are feeling fear, pain, discomfort or loneliness, they can also begin babble and coo. These used are a way of communication. He or she can also be at the stage where they can return smiles given. At 8 months he or she will be able to respond to their own name or other things by squealing laughing or babbling. He or she can imitate actions and movements. They may also develop gestures such as putting their arms up when wanting to be held. Infants will also respond differently to strangers than the way they will respond to their family, he or she may feel distressed or even anxiety if they were to be separated from their parents. However they will become familiar with family names. Between the ages of 1 and 3 years he or she will develop in a way that they express feelings towards themselves, become more attached to their parents or even a favourite toy that’s special to them. He or she will gain a close bond with his or her parents and begin to imitate what their may do. They will also begin to express fear and anxiety towards people they are unaware of.

Adolescence 10-18 years

Physical Development
At the age of 10 a child will move into adolescence, where he or she will experience turning into a teenager, to then a young adult. In the early years of