Mother and Your Child - What's the Link?
Hardman and Jean Roe Mauro, LCSW
In the womb: the crucial first step
The conditions of pregnancy shape every aspect of
a child's later life.
and pregnancy-what is the connection?
With the added concern that depression can factor
into the health of the baby, it is important to know something about
how depression and pregnancy are connected.
labor and birth
There is no exact physical or physiologic point at
which a fetus ceases to be premature and becomes mature, no matter how
precisely the pregnancy is dated. All the changes that occur are gradual,
especially in the latter two-thirds of the third trimester. There are
no great leaps forward in baby behavior from one day to the next. In
general, however, 37 weeks completed gestation is considered mature.
Any labor occurring before 37 weeks is considered preterm labor and
any baby born before 37 weeks is considered preterm.