Decribe Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Soical Development

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Unit 4: Development through the life stages for Health and Social Care

P1 – Describe Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development for each of the life stages of an individual

This assignment will describe the different factors of development throughout stages of life, beginning from contraception through to the final stages of life. It will highlight the four factors like, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development.

Conception –
This is the stage where life is made and is done so when a male sperm fertilises the female egg this normally happens in the fallopian tube after insemination at this point the fertilised egg makes it way to the uterus (womb) this is when the stage is called pregnancy. Millions of
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This is when the baby has developed in full.

Within the first 30 days many physical developmental changes take place, such as baby’s body is taking shape, within twenty five days the head and trunk have started to develop. After eight weeks, the embryo may have grown to between 3 and 4 cm have a recognisable heartbeat and the beginnings of eyes, ears, a mouth, legs and arms. During the remaining seven months before birth, all the organs continue to develop. At around 20 weeks, the foetus will have reached about half the length of the baby at birth. At around 30 to 32 weeks the foetus will be about half its birth weight or nearly fully developed.

No intellectual activities take place in the pregnancy stage except that of the being able to recognise the voice of the mother or the father.

An emotional bond takes place between mother and unborn child through communicating with the baby from around 4 months this can give both mother and father a great bond as when baby arrives he/she will recognise the sound of their voices.

Social interaction takes place in pregnancy as baby is able to hear things as early as mother and father will talk through the walls of mothers belly in order to ease baby into interacting, by doing this with the unborn child is giving baby the knowledge of

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