Pregnancy Stages and Fetal Development
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Pregnancy Stages and Fetal Development

Learn about the three trimesters of pregnancy, stages of fetal development, and maternal changes during pregnancy. Understand the growth and development of the fetus from embryo to birth.

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Questions and Answers

A pregnancy typically lasts for 42 weeks divided into four trimesters.

False

The second trimester of pregnancy is from weeks 15-28.

False

The fetus is called an embryo from weeks 1-8.

False

The third stage of labor is the pushing and delivery of the baby.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

A cesarean section is a type of vaginal delivery.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

An ectopic pregnancy can develop in the uterus.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Hormonal imbalances can cause an ectopic pregnancy.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

A ruptured fallopian tube is a complication of a normal pregnancy.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Pregnancy

  • Lasts approximately 40 weeks, divided into three trimesters:
    • First trimester (weeks 1-12): fetus develops major organs and body systems
    • Second trimester (weeks 13-26): fetus grows and develops rapidly
    • Third trimester (weeks 27-40): fetus prepares for birth and grows in size
  • Stages of fetal development:
    • Embryo (weeks 1-8): major organs and body systems form
    • Fetus (weeks 9-40): growth and development of organs and body systems
  • Maternal changes during pregnancy:
    • Physiological changes: weight gain, breast changes, and hormonal fluctuations
    • Anatomical changes: expansion of the uterus and changes in the pelvic region

Childbirth

  • Stages of labor:
    • First stage: onset of contractions to full dilation of the cervix (average 12-24 hours)
    • Second stage: pushing and delivery of the baby (average 1-2 hours)
    • Third stage: delivery of the placenta (average 5-30 minutes)
  • Types of delivery:
    • Vaginal delivery: most common type of delivery
    • Cesarean section (C-section): surgical delivery through the abdomen
  • Factors influencing childbirth:
    • Fetal position and size
    • Maternal age and health
    • Previous uterine surgeries or complications

Baby Born Outside the Uterus

  • Ectopic pregnancy: a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus, typically in the fallopian tube
  • Causes and risk factors:
    • Previous tubal surgery or infection
    • Hormonal imbalances
    • Multiple previous pregnancies
  • Symptoms:
    • Severe abdominal pain
    • Vaginal bleeding
    • Pelvic pain
  • Treatment:
    • Medication to stop the growth of the embryo
    • Surgery to remove the embryo and repair the fallopian tube
  • Complications:
    • Rupture of the fallopian tube, leading to internal bleeding
    • Infertility due to damage to the fallopian tube

Pregnancy

  • Pregnancy lasts approximately 40 weeks, divided into three trimesters:
  • First trimester: 12 weeks, fetus develops major organs and body systems
  • Second trimester: 14 weeks, fetus grows and develops rapidly
  • Third trimester: 14 weeks, fetus prepares for birth and grows in size
  • Fetal development stages:
  • Embryo (weeks 1-8): major organs and body systems form
  • Fetus (weeks 9-40): growth and development of organs and body systems
  • Maternal changes during pregnancy:
  • Physiological changes: weight gain, breast changes, and hormonal fluctuations
  • Anatomical changes: expansion of the uterus and changes in the pelvic region

Childbirth

  • Stages of labor:
  • First stage: onset of contractions to full dilation of the cervix (average 12-24 hours)
  • Second stage: pushing and delivery of the baby (average 1-2 hours)
  • Third stage: delivery of the placenta (average 5-30 minutes)
  • Types of delivery:
  • Vaginal delivery: most common type of delivery
  • Cesarean section (C-section): surgical delivery through the abdomen
  • Factors influencing childbirth:
  • Fetal position and size
  • Maternal age and health
  • Previous uterine surgeries or complications

Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Ectopic pregnancy: a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus, typically in the fallopian tube
  • Causes and risk factors:
  • Previous tubal surgery or infection
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Multiple previous pregnancies
  • Symptoms:
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Treatment:
  • Medication to stop the growth of the embryo
  • Surgery to remove the embryo and repair the fallopian tube
  • Complications:
  • Rupture of the fallopian tube, leading to internal bleeding
  • Infertility due to damage to the fallopian tube

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