Day 1 sperm and ovum unite Day 7- 10 Zygote attaches to the lining of the uterus (implantation) The placenta begins to form. 2 wks A woman will miss her menstrual period. 4 wks Embryo - eyes, ears, nose, spine, digestive tract and nervous system are present. tube for the future heart starts beating. 8 wks fetus has all the organs a full term baby will have. heart is functioning. Bones begin to form. 12 wks Fingernails and toe nails are forming. Immature kidneys secret urine into the bladder. External genitalia are forming. fetus can now move heartbeat may be heard using ultrasound equipment. 1 ST TRIMESTER (3 months)
2 ND TRIMESTER (4-6months) 16 wks 16cm 110g face looks more human hears mother’s voice baby’s movements felt. 17 wks begins to store some antibodies 20 wks 25 cm 300g By the end of the fifth month the baby is about half the length of a newborn. 24 wks Early breathing movements begin. 26 wks 30 cm 600g baby’s outline may be felt through the abdomen. eyes may be open
3 RD TRIMESTER (7-9 months) 28 weeks 35-37 cm 1110 g baby can hear and respond to sounds. 32 weeks 40-42 cm 1800-2100g baby develops a sense of taste becomes aware of sounds outside the mother’s body. pupils in the baby’s eyes can react to light. 36 weeks 45-47 cm 2000-2900g baby continues to store of antibodies resist some diseases. 40 weeks 45-55cm 3200g baby is now full term!
Stages of birth Stage 1 begin labor Contractions Dilation Amniotic sac breaks Stage 2 Passes through the birth canal Stage 3 Afterbirth
THE TASK: TO PRODUCE MATERIAL PROMOTING HEALTHY FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Follow these steps: 1. Choose one of the following to create: Poster Pamphlet Online video 2. Choose one of the following audiences: A pregnant mother A father or partner to an unborn baby A family member of someone pregnant A grade six student 3. Choose one or more of the following topics: Things to avoid when pregnant What a pregnant mother can do to have a healthy pregnancy What a father or partner of an unborn baby can do to help What a family member of someone pregnant can do to help What a student can do to help 4. Brainstorm your ideas and plan the layout/design of your poster or pamphlet. 5. Develop a finished product. PROMOTING HEALTHY FETAL DEVELOPMENT