Learning Objectives

  1. Know the three stages of prenatal development, the development of the child during these three stages, and what causes and can be done about infertility.
  2. Understand the potential risks to the developing baby during pregnancy.
  3. Understand the experience of the mother and the baby during birth.
  4. Know how newborns function, as well as what the threats are to their well-being in the first stage of life.
  5. Know how the new parents adjust to their new roles as mothers and fathers.