Pregnancy and Childbirth. Objectives: Pregnancy and Childbirth. Describe the physical and emotional changes a woman typically goes through Identify the importance of good prenatal care and the important elements Identify the contributors to infertility
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Are you paying attention to your mind chatter?
Blocked fallopian tubes
Pelvic Inflamm. Disease
Allergic responses to sperm
Toxic chemicals or radiation
Low sperm count
High TemperaturesInfertility Affects about 10% of U.S. Couples
Most common reason is inability to produce adequate numbers of healthy sperm
Chronic alcohol abuse reduces
the ability of the male to produce
normally formed sperm cells.
Physically / Emotionally
Discuss Birth Plan in advance
Less than 1% of new mothers—women develop postpartum psychosis.
Paranoia~ Irrational Thoughts Hospitalization often indicated
National Institute of Mental Health
Causes are thought to be:The dramatic hormonal shifts that occurduring pregnancy The Chemical changes in the brain that resultThe dramatic lifestyle changes and round-the clock- care required after the birth of a baby. Guilt, shame, isolation, and her depressed state often keep her from getting the help needed. Postpartum Depression is common and treatableCall NIH at 1-866-615-6464 for assistance, support, further info.