Given this fact, many expectant parents are asking, “Where do these defects come from?” What are the common birth defects? How can we make sure that our baby comes out strong and healthy? Nevertheless, birth defect statistics Say that about half of these cases happen with causes unknown. Now with being able to choose certain genes and playing around with the DNA of your unborn child, these “birth defects” can be easily avoided according to some doctors. Pros of Designer Babies Genetic screening can reduce the baby's chances of being born with several serious diseases like Down Syndrome, Famial hypercholesterolemia, rare blood disorders such as Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, etc.
This attention is for the baby, but the mother feels the effect of the attention just as strongly. After the baby is born, the attention continues to be on the baby, but mom is no longer holding the fetus and instantly becomes a secondary thought to baby. This is, by no means, a vindictive process, but mother's often feel more depressed emotionally after the baby is born due to this change. Other emotional changes during pregnancy may include feeling uncomfortable with having a baby, feeling anxious about caring for the new baby and even negative emotions about the baby from time to time as sleep deprivation takes its toll on the new mother and father. The father-to-be spends a great deal of time thinking about the pregnancy and about the child who is soon enter his life,(Leckman and Mayes 1999).
Effects of Premature Birth The health and birth records of just about a million adults showed the risk of mental and health disorders going from cerebral palsy to being mentally delayed in adulthood increased with reducing gestational age at birth. Babies born earlier than 37 weeks are considered premature. According to a new study, the effects of premature birth may last further than adolescence and affect adult psychological and physical health in numerous ways. Effects of premature births are learning problems, vision and hearing problems, and feeding and digestive problems. These all can change an individual life tremendously The most common lasting effect of prematurity is another form of learning disability.
Approximately 1.3 million unplanned pregnancies end in abortion every year. There are several reasons women choose to have abortions such as fear of having or raising a child, rape, or not having enough money. But whatever the situation, it is the individual woman’s decision. If an abortion is denied, the women would have the child in unsafe living conditions and the child would not get everything he/she needs to live a good life. First Trimester Abortions should not be viewed negatively because a woman's body is her own, circumstances are always different, and a woman has individual rights.
Leaving a distressed baby to cry on a regular basis could be damaging to the developing brain, according to parenting guru Penelope Leach, whose new book will be seen as a head-on confrontation with the tough-love approach of baby experts such as Gina Ford, who say parents should "train" their infants by allowing them to cry themselves to sleep. In the latest salvo in the baby wars, Leach brings science to her aid, which she says has progressed remarkably in recent years. Using saliva swab tests, scientists have been able to measure high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in distraught babies whose cries elicit no response from parent or carer. Neurobiologists say, according to Leach, that high cortisol levels are "toxic" to the developing brain. "It is not an opinion but a fact that it's potentially damaging to leave babies to cry.
Repercussions of Reproductive Technology Throughout history, one of the biggest fears and heart breaking news to be heard as a wife or woman was not being able to conceive a child by natural means. This has been an avoidable and unalterable part of life for many women since the beginning of time. Women long to fulfill their biological purpose of reproduction and nursing of their young ones and those who do not feel an empty pit in their hearts as their maternal heartstrings pull on them. However, during 1970’s, the answer to the curse of sterility was found: artificial insemination through in vitro fertilization. Woman who before could never have children now had the chance to conceive their very own child.
Ashley Hanshaw Psych 205 Strayer October 21, 2008 High Quality Child Care Most new mothers have deep concerns that returning to work shortly after giving birth and leaving their baby in a child care facility every day could have a detrimental effect on the baby’s ability to recognize its mother. They have a tendency to believe that frequent contact with their baby is necessary in order for a mother-child bond to form, develop, and be maintained. Consequently, they wonder if child care is always bad for babies and young children. The level of interaction between babies brought to a child care facility and their mothers is no different than the level of interaction between babies who were cared for at home by their mothers. For example, the article “Results of NICHD Study of Early Child Care Reported at Society for Research in Child Development Meeting” by Robin Peth, stated that “quality child care in the early years, meaning care with a high degree of positive interaction between caregivers and children, can also lead to better mother-child interaction” (par 1).
Unplanned pregnancies constitute to the mother feeling more depressed as she now is expecting something she never intended to happen. Often, unplanned pregnancies may cause aspects like premature delivery and other complications, which bring more worry from a mother’s point of view. Unwanted pregnancies can often have a long term affect on mothers simply because the mother now has to look after a baby when she did intend to or expect to do so. Therefore, such a factor is regarded as high-risk when associated with Post-Natal Depression. In terms of the hormonal changes when giving birth, many hormones change in the body, thus triggering a greater chance of the mother suffering from Post-natal depression.
In general, the right-to-die creates many issues but debates increase as the right-to-die during pregnancies becomes a topic of discussion. Pregnant women who are brain dead completely lose all the functions that are necessary to support their lives and without life support the women die and so
This decision is made out of haste due to her youth and immaturity. She decides that the solution to the problem is an abortion. It’s quick, and not many will know. Like many girls of her age, this is viewed as the solution to premature pregnancies. But I wonder: if she were ten years older, would her decision be different?