3. Prenatal development, birth, & the newborn

Summary and Objectives

  • Explain key concepts like periods of prenatal developments (using terms like germ disk, blastocyst, vernix, and placenta), stages of birth, and newborn reflexes (like the babinski, palmer, and sucking).
  • Discuss the methods of testing the health of the newborn (CVS, APGAR, Ultrasound).
  • Apply your knowledge and think about Why this matters? by considering the real dangers of fetal alcohol syndrome and teratogens.



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