An explanation of the potential effects on development of babies and young children of the following experiences.
All babies and young children can show different rates of development. It is often linked to experiences during conception, pregnancy and childbirth. pre-conceptual Lifestyle of parents can have effect on child’s potential development and this is because men’s sperm and women’s ova can be very easily damaged. Those who are planning a child is recommended: quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol and drugs, use of folic acid. It is also recommended not too late to plan a child because of age, it is harder to get pregnant, and the quality of women's eggs is weaker. At the moment of conception a transfer of genetic information takes place, and unfortunately some medical condition and disabilities are the result of this genetic combination. pre-birth Babies can be affected by the health of their mother as well as her lifestyle choices. Examples of factors that can affect development are: stress, diet or alcohol. The first 12 weeks of pregnancy is crucial, because during this time the foetus becomes recognisably human and all the organs are formed. During pregnancy should pay attention to certain issues and their impact on child’s development:
Smoking reduces the oxygen supply and affects growth and development of unborn baby. Very often it happens that children whose mother smokes during pregnancy are born prematurely in which also has an impact on their development. In these children increases the risk of cot death and predisposition to asthma.
The use of recreational or prescribed drugs may have a direct impact on the development of the foetus, especially during the first 12 weeks. Pregnant women recommended not taking any drugs unless they are prescribed by a doctor.
Alcohol drunk during pregnancy can have