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PreNatal Development: A Life in the Making

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Catalogue Number:  520136
ISBN Number:  1-55740-400-3
Producer:  Magna Systems
Subject:  Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2005
Running Time:  26
Closed Captions:  Yes


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See and learn:

  • How conception or fertilization takes place.
  • Why a pregnant woman should not clean a cat box.
  • How long gestation lasts; the dangers of prematurity.
  • A week by week description of embryonic and fetal development.
  • The job of the umbilical cord and placenta.
  • How alcohol, nicotine and drugs can cross the barrier of the placenta.
  • How a mother's diet affects the developing child.
  • That mothers under 20 and over 35 as well as fathers over 55 present health dangers to the developing child.
  • That sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause prematurity and malformations in the eyes and brains.
  • Dangers of illegal and legal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.
  • Importance of prenatal care

Revised for 2005.


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