It is not known exactly where Fin Whales mate at this time. Sexual maturity for the Fin Whale is reached between six to eleven years of age(Harrison,2005). The Fin Whale reaches sexual maturity before it reaches physical maturity. For other whales it is reversed, where physical maturity is reached before sexual maturity. Calves are born every two to three years so the Fin Whale has a slow reproduction rate(Harrison,2005).
Mothers should maintain a good diet, stay healthy and not take part in any risky behavior, such as overusing legal drugs and abusing illegal drugs. Effects of maternal behavior may affect the fetus and cause long term damage to the infant throughout their life. Nutrition is the major intrauterine environmental factor that alters expression of the fetal genome and may have lifelong consequences. Alterations in fetal nutrition may result in developmental adaptations that permanently change the structure, physiology, and metabolism of the offspring, thereby predisposing individuals to metabolic, endocrine, and cardiovascular diseases in adult life. Maternal nutritional status can alter the epigenetic state (stable alterations of gene expression through DNA methylation and histone modifications) of the fetal genome.
Both vaccines are prevention efforts to control the likeliness of vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers. Parents may also request that their sons and daughters be vaccinated beginning at the age of nine. Gardasil alone is what is offered to males, in efforts to protect against genital warts as well as anal and throat cancers. There is no question of whether HPV is a risk; rather the questions of the environmental factors, influence of lifestyles, and what is being done by public health departments to reduce the threat of HPV. Studies have recently found some underlining factors relating to this sexually transmitted infection.
If an unwanted pregnancy occurs, options such as the morning after pill are available. Also, condoms and birth control are a smart alternative in taking precaution before sexual intercourse. According to an article in New York Times (Gardiner Harris), the best way to prevent an unwanted pregnancy is to be abstinent. Finding out that you are pregnant could be very scary and shocking, but you need to know who to talk to and what to do. Having an abortion is an option, but it should definitely be a last resort.
The effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on infant development Essentially, there are two occurrences in one’s life that are both guaranteed to happen and are entirely out of one’s control: birth and death. The conditions under which we enter this world can present issues that remain with us until we depart from it. When seeking reproduction, it is the mother’s responsibility to do everything within her power to ensure that her child is born in the healthiest possible state so that his or her chance of a healthy survival is maximized. However, without proper knowledge of the harmful effects that certain substances can have on the future development of an unborn child, it becomes difficult to clarify one’s behavior as unhealthy and/or damaging. Addiction, as powerful of a force as it can be, does not overpower the maternal instinct that many women feel, but can lead to current and future negative effects on the physical, cognitive and behavioral development of a child.
Most people think llamas are grumpy and flighty, but they don’t know how long the mother has been carrying her baby, cria, or what she has gone through in order to have her cria. The mother carries her cria for about 11 1/2 months of the year. When the baby llama is born it usually weighs from 18 to 30 pounds .The baby’s body looks very unproportional when they are born. The head looks too big for the baby’s neck, and the legs look too small compared to its body. Llamas are very unique animals because they can only have one baby a year.
The high number of multiple births and the increase of some health issues are forcing society to examine the ethical issues that are caused by fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization. Do we as humans have the right to alter God’s creations? Are we only asking for more problems, not only for us but for all of the children in future generations? Fertility issues can happen to both men and women; however, we tend to see it more in women mostly because they are waiting until later in life to begin families. There have been many studies done linking fertility treatments to some cancers in both the mothers and children and even autism in some of the children born via fertility treatments.
Those with cerebral palsy were most likely born with the condition; although some acquire it later. It was once thought that cerebral palsy was caused by complications during the birthing process. While this does happen, it is now widely agreed that birthing complications account for only a small percentage, an estimated ten percent, of cerebral palsy cases. In my interview with Mrs. Rachel Kagichiri, a parent to a recently diseased CP child, she explained to me that many of the misconceptions we have about the disease should be done away with. Karanja, her son, was often blamed on her ‘negligence’ by relatives and friends who openly thought she must have done something for her son to turn out this way.
Some countries now with moderately restrictive laws permit abortions to protect a women's health, to end pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, to avoid genetic or other defects, or in response to social problems such as unmarried status or low income. Rape is the act of sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent or with a minor. Having a child resulting from the mother being raped causes many mental problems for the mother as the birth of the child could be a remembrance of what happen. Birth defects are any abnormalities in the structure or function of the fetus. With modern medical technology doctors can know if the fetus has any major defects in which occasion the fetus can be aborted.
doctors shouldn't treat abortion simply because each patient has a particular case; sometimes the fetus or embryo is a result of incest, rape, fetal defects or puts the mother’s health at risk. In these cases the doctor should encourage or normalize abortion, but I other cases he should remind them of the side effects and the morality while respecting the woman’s decision without traumatizing her in order to make the memory a good one, as the author suggests. Prine focuses on the positive impact that abortion has on relationships between mother/daughter or within a couple because of the support they give each other during this experience. But this is nothing to compare to the relationship the woman will have with her own child. They say a mother’s love is unconditional, which is a love she won’t experience if she aborts.