Latent, Labor Stages, And Approximatel Vygotsky's Theory

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1. The first stage of labor is the longest stage and it consists of three substages. Latent or early labor is the first part of the first stage. What begins to happen at this point is a thinning of the cervix and there will be a dilation of up to 3 cm. Other signs during this early labor stage can include heavy discharge and also leaking of amniotic fluid. The bigger sign at this point will be the contractions starting up. They will hurt but you will still be able to walk around.. Contractions will last half a minute approximately and occur anywhere from 3-20 minutes. This will also vary from woman to woman. The early stage time table for new mothers can last up to 20 hours versus a second time mom which can last around 10 hours.
The next part of stage one is called the active stage. The cervix at this time should be dilated 3-9 cm. Contractions will also be more frequent (approx. every 3 minutes) as well as and more intense. This phase can last up to five hours for new mothers versus
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His theory is a sociocultural cognitive theory that focuses on the importance of culture and social interaction to guide cognitive development. He developed the Zone of Proximal Learning which is the gap between what a learner can do alone and what they need someone more developed to assist them with. Vygotsky also stressed the use of “tools” in young children. TOols are anything that will help them adapt and be successful in the real world. They can be physical things such as using a shovel to build roads and tunnels in the sand or having real cups and plates and utensils in the play area at school. Scaffolding was also introduced by Vygotsky, which is the temporary support given by an adult to help children learn something new. Vygotsky believed that cognitive development begins at birth and will continue until death and social development influences cognitive

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