I. Stages of Prenatal Development and what happens
A Germinal Stage
1 Two week period
2 Becomes Zygote
A. Skin and Nervous system
A. Digestive and respiratory
A. Muscle and skeletal
A. One week process
B. If fails, pregnancy could terminate
A. Passes oxygen and nutrients from mother’s blood to the embryo
B. Removes waste from embryo
B Embryonic Stage
1 Conception to two months
2 Major Organs form
3 Embryo is about one inch long
C. The Fetal Stage
1. Starts at ninth week and lasts till birth
2. Third week of gestation
A. Sex organs begin to differentiate
B. weighs about three ounces
3. Second trimester
A. Fingernails, eyelashes, hair, and toenails form.
B. Fetus increases six times in size
C. Twenty- eight weeks the brain matures faster and resembles a sleeping baby.
D. Heartbeat grows
4. Third Trimester
A. Lungs start begin to expand and contract
B. Preparing muscles for breathing
C. Heartbeat grows
II. What We Have Learned That Fetuses Can Do
A Inside the womb
1 Listen and learn
A. Babies language starts when they are inside the womb
B. Baby talk (infant directed speech) is a great thing to do
A. Affects vocabulary skills
B. They can tune at one’s voice to listen to another’s
A. Babies prefer quiet, harmonious music.
B. Statistics have shown that thought and sleep patterns in prenatal development can be influenced by music.
C. Music for babies can play an important part in enhancing the quality of babies and children's lives post birth
D. Outside the Womb
4. Motor skills
A. Five months old
1. Five-month-old babies can sit upright for longer periods of time.
2. 5-month-olds can start rolling over from their back to their tummy.
A. Once your baby does roll over, you may notice him working his legs and rocking.
B. He’s getting...