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  • The Effect Of Maternal Stress On Fetal Development

    Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Depression and Cortisol Influences Infant Temperament by Davis et al. from 2007 focuses on those long term behavioral affects of prenatal stress on children born to full-term and of normal gestational birth weight. These qualifiers assess for the affects of maternal stress on fetal and infant development without confounding affects of developmental disorders in preterm or low birth-weight children already at risk for neurodevelopmental problems. In this study of 247 women with singleton, full-term pregnancies of household income from $5,000-$100,000, education level ranging from 98% high school to 51% college graduates, and racial background including 49% non-Hispanic white, 20% Hispanic white, 11% African American and 9% Asian, they determined that prenatal maternal anxiety and depression predicted infant temperament (Davis et al., 2007). At three points during gestation and one postpartum, pregnant women were given questionnaires…

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  • Transverse Cerebellar Diameter Case Study

    measured(16). Fig. 5: Ultrasonographic Measurement of Transverse cerebellar Diameter Table 5: Predicted Menstrual Age for Transverse Cerebellar Diameter (TCD) measurements (29) TCD (mm) Menstrual Age (weeks) TCD (mm) Menstrual Age (weeks) 14 15.2 35 29.2 15 15.8 36 30.0 16 16.5 37 30.6 17 17.2 38 31.2 18 17.9 39 31.8…

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  • Minkoff And Paltrow Ethical Analysis

    Pregnancy and prenatal harm to offspring arise many issues. What is the right balance of the fetuses "rights" and the mother 's rights of bodily integrity? Finding the accommodating balance is both difficult and challenging. Both the fetus and mother must be analyzed and evaluated to come to an ultimatum deciding what is best for the unborn child, while also considering the mother 's rights to autonomy and bodily integrity. Robertson and Schulman say, "Ethical analysis must balance the mother…

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  • Healthy Diet And Exercise

    Randomization will be performed using a computer generated randomization allocation table by a computer technician not involved in the study. All participants will receive an opaque sealed envelope with the assigned randomization number and the instructions. The computerized random sampling method is appropriate because of its ease to use and accuracy of representation. Additionally, it eliminates selection bias and balances groups being studied (Suresh, 2011). Does the sample reflect the…

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  • Gestational Diabetes Research Paper

    Teaching patients about gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) before and during pregnancies are both very important. It would be great if all patients could be informed about GDM before they become pregnant so they could get a healthy start to their pregnancy and possibly prevent GDM from occurring. It is also important for patients to know how to live a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy. The nurse may be the first to provide information to their patients and can play a key role in…

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  • Diabetic Evaluation Methods

    Methods Evaluating the effectiveness of a proposed solution assesses the extent of program objectives being met, which demonstrates the changes in knowledge, attitude, skills, perception and behavior of the nursing professionals regarding diabetes mellitus, and changes in the health status of diabetic patients in a nursing home (Julia, Jacobs, Jones, Gabella, Spring & Brownson, 2012). All the four types of evaluation methods will be used to achieve the project objectives. Firstly, a formative…

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  • Community Teaching Experience: Diabetes

    The target group age was between 40 to 55 and classified as the middle-age adults. The author used the 11 functional health patterns to assess the group and realized at this age, their health is compromised due to higher risk of living with chronic disease such as hypertension or diabetes. Furthermore, the Haitian community views health as a personal responsibility and self-treat as a way to promote health or prevent disease. They use home remedies first before seeking help which make them more…

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  • Diabetic Alert Dog Essay

    Diabetic Alert Dogs and Persons with Diabetes Mellitus It is always being said that dogs are man’s best friend. Not only can dogs be considered adorable and wonderful pets, they also have been proven to be remarkable service animals. According to the United States Service Dog Registry (2013), service dogs are dogs that are independently trained to accommodate for each individual’s specific disability. The most recent discovery of service dogs’ abilities are medical detection dogs. Medical…

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  • The Complications And Management Of Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that affects a roughly 1.25 million Americans. The number of American’s with diabetes continues to expand with roughly 1.7 million new Americans being diagnosed each year. Roughly twenty-five percent of the 1.7 million newly diagnosed diabetics every year are people over the age of sixty-five (diabetics.org, 2014). Over the next fifteen years, as the baby boomer generation begins reaching the age of sixty-five and older, the percentage of elderly diagnosed diabetics will…

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  • Summary: The Benefits Of Yoga For Prenatal Depression

    Subjects exercised 3 times per week for 50-60 minute sessions. Two exercises were conducted in a typical gym setting, while one was conducted as an aquatic exercise in a small pool. At the end of the study, the researchers concluded that aerobic exercises and conditioning on land and in water resulted in a decrease in gestational weight gain and preserved glucose tolerance in expecting mothers (Cordero, Mottola, Vargas, Blanco, & Barakat, (2015). With the large prevalence of pregnant women…

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