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Pregnancy and Development Essay Sample

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Directions: Visit the main internet link http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-week-by-week to view the pregnancy video clips (or their individual links) to answer the related questions. Each video is approximately two minutes long.

View Inside Pregnancy: Weeks 1-9 video at the following internet link below then complete the related questions. http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-images-3-weeks

In the uterus the blastocyst cells are arranged into groupings: the inner cell mast and the outer cells. 1. What will the cells of the inner cell mast develop into?

2. What will the outer cells develop into?

View Inside Pregnancy: Weeks 10-14 video at the following internet link below then complete the related questions. http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-images-10-weeks

As a fetus the baby will begin developing functional internal organs. Name four of them.

View Inside Pregnancy: Weeks 15-20 video at the following internet link below then complete the related questions. http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-images-15-weeks

Name the maturing systems during this period of pregnancy.

View Inside Pregnancy: Weeks 21-27 video at the following internet link below then complete the related questions. http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-images-21-weeks

1. Which of the following senses are nicely developing during this time of pregnancy? Circle all that apply. a. Sight
b. Hearing
c. Taste
d. Touch
e. smell

2. What major system is developing well during this period?

View Inside Pregnancy: Weeks 28-37 video at the following internet link below then complete the related questions. http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-images-28-weeks

Much is happening during this period.
1. What is the cheesy substance the baby will swallow to help become the first bowel movement?

2. What is the main function of this substance?

View Inside Pregnancy: Labor and birth video at the following internet link below then complete the related questions. http://www.babycenter.com/fetal-development-images-38-weeks

During this time of pregnancy some hormones are increased and some are decreased. For the hormones listed, indicate which increase or decrease during this period.

Hormones Production Activity: Place an X in the appropriate box. Hormone Name
Production Increase
Production Decrease
Prostaglandin

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