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Child development

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Child Development Research Task - Unit 2 Jessica Rowell April 2011 Contents � Research task, interpretation, justification and predictions � My research methods and why I have chosen to research Secondary research � what antenatal care is? � The antenatal care team � Screening test � Routine tests � Diagnostics Tests � Positives and negatives of testing � Evaluation of secondary research Primary Research � Interview from mothers � Visits to the doctors surgery � Questionnaire � Survey � Evaluation of primary research Year 10 coursework - Research Task My interpretation I am expected to research the importance of antenatal care and how it can help the mother and her baby throughout the pregnancy so they are healthy and safe. I have then been asked to use my research to create an information pack about antenatal care and what she can expect. Justifying the Research Task I have chosen the research and create an information pack on the importance of antenatal care because I think tests that can be done reassure women that they are safe and healthy so that they can have a happy pregnancy. Antenatal care also allows women to get to know their midwives and ask questions if they have any worries before their delivery date. By creating an information pack this would let the expectant mother know what antenatal care is and how it can help her throughout pregnancy. My predications I think I will find out that most women who have had antenatal care would recommend and say it helped them throughout their pregnancy as allows them to know how the pregnancy is going and provides a safe and healthy pregnancy. It is also good so that women can know if there are any complications in the pregnancy that can be identified early in a pregnancy so that parents can prepare themselves for a child arriving; this is only available because of antenatal care and the tests within it that can be done. ...read more.


If this problem is left, it can have a very bad effect on the baby. Rubella status This will help you be aware to stay clear of people with German measles. You may unknowingly come in contact with someone with German measles doing every day to day things. Certain infections; HIV Hepatitis B Syphilis - By detecting this, doctors can prepare a special delivery and give a course of tablets to make sure the baby is safe. - Doctors can then prepare to immunize the baby when it is delivered. - Can be treated with a course of antibiotics if detected. If the infections are not detected this can cause very serious illnesses. Blood results may have taking too long to return back, by which time the baby could be affected. Routine ultrasound scans Positives Negatives 10-13 weeks This can help the parents to prepare and also check to see how many babies they are having. In a rare situation the scan may be wrong and the 2nd or 3rd baby may not be seen or there may be incorrect dates given. 18-20 weeks This can help the family prepare for if the child has any abnormalities. No test is 100% reliable and therefore a negative test may actually be positive. Alpha- fetoprotein test Positives Negatives Nuchal Fold / Translucency measuring Positives Negatives Serum Tests Positive Negative Diagnostic Testing Positive Negative Chorionic villus sampling (CVS CVS is an early pregnancy test and the results don't take long to come through. If you decide to terminate your pregnancy, it may be less traumatic than if you have to make the decision later on. There's a small risk of miscarriage, estimated to be between 0.5 and 2 per cent. Amniocentesis The test checks your baby for a wide range of genetic abnormalities and for spine bifida as well As with CVS, there's a 0.5 to 2 per cent risk that you will miscarry after amniocentesis. Also waiting three weeks for the results can be very difficult. ...read more.


I would like to interact with the readers and whilst being formal and use language that any ability can use. The font I use has to be easy to read and make sure the colours are constant. What I will include in my leaflet What? Why? How? What is antenatal care and who provides it? This will ensure the parents on what antenatal care is and how and who it is provided by. It will give the parents an idea of what is expected during antenatal care. I will design an information leaflet on antenatal care which will include different illustrations and information. I will make this eye catching and precise information. It will be created using I.C.T. Routine Tests Every woman receives some form of routine testing and this will help women understand what routine testing is and what type of tests are included. In m y leaflet I will create a section for routine testing and make this stand out to attract the reader's attention. Screening Tests I want to make sure the woman know that if they are any worries about their baby, screening tests are available to detect any problems along with he other test. Again I will make sure there is a section to inform the reader about screening tests. I will make this vibrant and eye catching. Diagnostic Tests This is very important to include this because not all women receive this as it is only offered if the baby is in danger. Therefore this should be included to ensure women things can be done to protect the baby. This will stand out to make sure the reader, reads this. I will included pictures of the diagnostic testing. Amniocentesis An amniocentesis is important as it detects precise problems with the baby and therefore if the parent has any worries about hereditary problems this can easily be offered. Like all of the other testing I will include a section about this and make is interesting but to the point with the information. I will included pictures and colour to attract the reader. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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