P1 – Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages

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P1 – Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages
Conception and Pregnancy
All human life begins from conception. Majority of the time, women won't know the exact day when they got pregnant. Your doctor will count the start of your pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period. That's about two weeks ahead of when conception actually occurs.
Each month inside your ovaries, a group of eggs starts to grow. Eventually one of the eggs erupts from the follicle and this is known as ovulation. It usually happens about two weeks before your next period. A hormone is released that helps thicken the lining of your uterus, getting it ready for the egg. After the egg is released, it
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Infants in this stage also still explore objects by putting them in their mouths. They are better able to pass objects from hand to hand, and they can even pick up items like cereal between their thumbs and index fingers.
Infants' emotions are seen when they feel pleasure or distress in different situations. A well-fed, sleepy, and comfortable baby will be very peaceful. This satisfied state can quickly change to frantic crying when an infant is hungry, uncomfortable or has a wet nappy. They will become excited about people, toys, and food. They will also let you know they're unhappy i.e. if they dislike their bath, have to wait for food, or are left sitting in their car seat or stroller for too long. Infants have almost no ability to control their emotions at times become overwhelmed, even with things that usually make them feel good.
Childhood: 4 – 9 years
Children will continue to grow during this period of their life however not as rapidly as during infancy. By the age of 6, the child’s head will be 90% of adult size although the body still needs to continue growing. The child’s reproductive organs continue to remain small until they have reaches the stage of puberty. A child in this age range grows approximately 2 and a half inches in height and 5-7 pounds per year in weight. Their body fat declines as they child is more active as they become adventurous. Boys tend to build up more

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