Fetal Development Essay

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  • Prenatal Development : A Fragile Phase Of Fetal Development

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    Prenatal development is a very fragile phase of fetal development that can be affect by environmental factors and maternal factors. Prenatal development is the process in which a human fetus develops during pregnancy. The development of a new life is an exciting time for most people and this essay will discuss the process in which that new life is created. It will also discuss the things that could be harmful to the development of that new life during its prenatal development term such as environmental

  • Teratogen Psychological Effect on Fetal Development

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    surrounding the physical and mental development of a baby. Some of the toxins are very obvious, where many fly under the radar. The toxins a pregnant woman takes in may cause issues with the development of a child. Awareness about the possibility of teratogens causing development issues is needed to ensure a safe, normal, and sociable future for the children. When

  • Pregnancy: the Effects of Alcohol and Substance Abuse on Fetal Development

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    Substance Abuse on Fetal Development Natalie Fontanella Liberty University Online Abstract This paper examined the effects of alcohol and substance abuse on fetal development in expecting mothers. The critical periods of fetal development during pregnancy are reviewed and discussed in order to determine the effects alcohol and substance can cause during certain stages. In order to gain a more efficient understanding of the effects different substances can have on fetal development the following

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder And Language Development / Impairment

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    identification of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. About 0.5 to 3 in every 1,000 live births is a child impaired by maternal alcohol use during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder has a strong correlation with language delays and language impairments. This research paper will review the relationship between fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and language delays or impairments. Keywords: prenatal, alcohol, language The Relationship of Maternal Alcohol Use and Language Development/Impairment

  • Fetal Development And Human Development

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    Fetal development begins with implantation, when the sperm fertilizes the egg. At this point the fertilized egg is know as a zygote. It splits apart into up to 32 cells which enter the uterus and is then known as the blastocyst. Implantation occurs when the blastocyst begins attaching to the wall of the uterus. From this point the blastocyst is referred to as an embryo until the 9th week of the pregnancy. This 8 week period is called the embryonic period (“Fetal Development”). The first week of the

  • The Pregnancy Of Smoking And Fetal Development

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    at high risk for early miscarriage, preterm birth, and birth defects. Is smoking a cigarette worth risking the life of your unborn child? The relationship between maternal smoking and fetal development shows that smoking raises the risk of early miscarriage and stillbirth. In the early stages of fetal development, cigarette smoke may cause genetic damage to the unborn baby. Smoking can change the lining of the uterus making it harder for the implantation of the fertilized egg. The dangerous chemicals

  • Effects Of Stress On Fetal Development

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    Research into the effects of stress on fetal development first began in the mid 1950s (Wadhwa, 2005). Stress is an overarching term that can cover different areas and is something that is ever-present in life, it can be ‘acute’ and therefore only be small, or it can have serious effects on individual’s health and become ‘chronic’ (desAnges Cruser, Hall, Jones, Mummert, Mummert and Podawiltz, 2012). In relation to this essay stress is when our mental and physical state can be distressed by a reaction

  • Fetal Brain Development and the Preterm Infant

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    FETAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND THE PRETERM INFANT 2 NORMAL FETAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT Embryonic brain development begins a few weeks after conception through the processes known as gastrulation and neurulation (Gilbert, 2000). During gastrulation the embryo changes from a simple group of cells to a multi-layered organism. Three germ layers are formed during this process: the endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm (Gilbert, 2000). The endoderm is the most inner layer and forms the lining of internal

  • Smoking And Fetal Development Research Paper

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    The effects of smoking on fetal development When pregnant its very important to be good to your body and make sure you don't drink alcohol, get bad foods, take certain medicines, eating certain foods, or a number of things that can hurt the development and growth of a baby. When pregnant its important to not have bad habits like drinking or smoking, its important to eat healthy foods or exercise. One thing that is really bad to do when pregnant is smoke. Smoking can have many different effects on

  • The Theory Of Genetic Predisposition And Abnormal Fetal Development

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    “Approximately 1% of the population worldwide will develop schizophrenia during their lifetime” (6). There is no known definitive cause of the schizophrenia (10). Researchers believe that schizophrenia is a result of genetic predisposition and abnormal fetal development (11). Supporting the theory of genetic predisposition is the fact that schizophrenia occurs in 10% of the people who have a first-degree relative with the disorder (7). Research that further supports this theory shows that in identical twins

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