P1: Describe Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Social Development for each of the life stages of an individual. Physical development
(9 months before birth)
To complete this process, an egg cell needs a genetic code to create a new life which is carried by the sperm cell. If a male and a female had a sexual intercourse, the sperm from the male will be delivered to the female’s reproductive system which is called the cervix. From the cervix, only a few sperm cells will make it through and they will travel and race to reach the egg cell of the female. Once the sperm cells reached to the egg cell, they will penetrate through the egg cell but only one will make it. And if the sperm penetrates the egg cell, it seals it and the other remaining cells outside dies. Now the genetic code from the sperm is successfully received by the egg cell, they will then join and start the process for creating a new life.
In this process, the baby’s brain starts to form.
Soon before birth, the baby will then also start to have emotional feelings. The baby may feel his/her mother’s love and affection towards him/her. Then the baby may show emotional behaviour like, the baby may smile or feel happy while inside his/her mother’s womb. Basically, the baby begin to have a social life starting with her mother. Even though the baby doesn’t have the ability to speak, he can still hear his mother frequently talking to him so this develops the baby’s social life. Pregnancy
(9 months to birth)
During this stage, a lot of physical changes will take in place. Obviously, the tummy of the mother will then start to grow and become bigger which means that the baby inside the mother’s womb is growing. And as the baby grows inside her womb, the mother need to eat more food to supply enough nutrients to the baby. So basically, the mother will definitely gain weight as she eats more food than usual. Her breasts will enlarge and become warmer and at the same time her body will become more sensitive. The pelvic part of the mother widens and her uterus will become bigger to allow the baby to pass through when the baby is ready to be delivered. The mother will seek advice from the GP or from friends who has gone through pregnancy before. They will start to learn new techniques on how to overcome problems when arises. These problems might include on what will be the best position to sleep to prevent the baby being squeezed. A pregnant mother will also need to look after her diet as it is very important to know what she is not allowed to eat and activities not to do during pregnancy as it may affect or harm the baby In this process, the mother become more sensitive and easily gets agitated. It is also very hard for her to be comfortable most of the time. The mother may be sometimes feel dizzy. Her mood rapidly changes. Vomiting and feeling nausea is likely to observed most of the time. Due to this process, it affects the social life of a mother because it prevents them from meeting their friends in certain places like going out to the mall where it is crowded. So staying at home and doing some kind of activities such as watching films, reading newspapers or books, and many other things that can be used to pass time. Birth and infancy(0-3 years)
Gross and fine motor skills develops
The baby grows taller and gain weight rapidly as well as the hardening of the baby’s soft bones which allows the baby to make involuntary reflexes and independent movements such as raising its arms and moving its head sideways and grabbing objects.
Within later stages of infancy, children start to develop fine motor skills. Children are able to eat with the use of spoon, and can hold and throw a ball for example. The baby will then now start to learn and understand some basic and familiar words such as yes/no and also some other gestures like nodding their head. Most of the...
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