Research Paper On Causes Of Birth Defects
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Patau's Syndrome: Trisomy 13
This 19 page paper discusses Patau's Syndrome, a genetic condition that afflicts appoximately one infant in every 10,000 live births. The condition causes trisomy 13 chromosome defect, a condition in which an extra and unwanted chromosome attaches to the fetus's DNA, throwing off the balance necessary for normal development and survival. These infants typically die within a few months of birth. This unwanted chromosome originates with either the egg or sperm, or at the first cell division following conception. There are 25 sources listed in the bibliography.
What Causes Birth Defects
A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects/congenital abnormalities. It could also related to the pregnant woman being exposed to something, like rubella. Some of teratogens are identified and discussed. The second part of the paper discusses: how do heredity and early experiences influence brain organization. There are five sources used in this four page paper.
Women And Depression
7 pages in length. When the body/mind connection is placed in such a position of compromise as is the case during the natural occurrence of giving birth, there are times when the woman's emotional capacity during such tremendous hormonal change is compromised and she slips into postpartum depression. Unfortunately, the symptoms of insomnia, mood swings, fatigue and body weight changes are commonplace for women to experience after birth, which causes myriad women to go undiagnosed when they are in the throes of postpartum depression. Bibliography lists 9 sources.