A H ealthy Pregnancy . By: Alexandria Baker October 12,2012 Parenting and Child development . What is prenatal development ?. Is the process by which a baby-to-be grows inside the mother A full-term pregnancy typically lasts about 280 days ( 40weeks )
A Healthy Pregnancy
By: Alexandria Baker
Parenting and Child development
All three Trimesters
Is the spontaneous loss of the pregnancy after less than 20 weeks of fetal development.
The Zygote, embryo, or fetus dies and is expelled from the mother’s body.
15 and 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage
Miscarriage is increased by factors Such as:
Family History of Miscarriage
Certain diseases or infections
Exposure to hazards during pregnancy, such as alcohol, drugs, smoking, heavy caffeine use, or certain chemicals.
If labor can’t be stopped and the baby is born before the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy. About one out of every 10 babies is premature.
Premature babies have less time to develop in the uterus, which increases their risk of health problems.
Is a process that uses sound waves to create video and still images of the fetus inside the uterus
The ultrasound image is often called a sonogram
Is a prenatal test that involves removing a small amount of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the developing fetus.
Amniocentesis is typically performed at 15 to 18 weeks of pregnancy, but is sometimes done as early as 11 weeks.
It slightly increases the risk of miscarriage
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