NOTES:  PREGNANCY

When a man and a woman have sexual intercourse, the man
inserts his Penis into the woman’s vagina.  When the man
ejaculates, semen containing sperm enters the woman and begins
to search for an egg.

If a sperm enters the egg, fertilization takes place.  The fertilized
egg begins to divide inside of a protective shell called a zona.  
Once it divides a few hundred times, it escapes the zona and is
called a blastestist.  It embeds itself into the endometrium or
lining of the uterus and continues to divide and build itself.  After
a few weeks, it’s called an embryo and continues to grow.  
After about 2-3 months or so…the embryo becomes a fetus and
basically looks like a baby but only a couple inches long.  

An entire full term pregnancy is 40 weeks long from fertilization
to birth.  It is generally called “9 months” and divided into 3
sections of 3 months each…each set of 3 months being called a
tri-mester.

For more details….see the pregnancy section to the right
Human Sexuality Unit
Pregnancy and what comes with it
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developed into a full course.   
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the content is NOT for all grades 5-12.

For a Top 10 list of reasons to include a comprehensive program
of sexuality education rather than just
Abstinence only Education, please
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PREGNANCY AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT and Teen Parenting
Special Note:  These links teach about the development of a child from a scientific perspective AND demonstrate
the importance and struggles of teen parenting...they are not intended to promote teens having sex or making babies  

File Downloads

Reproduction powerpoint = Mr. Corabi

pregnancy worksheet = Mr. Corabi

Pregnancy Stages handout = Teen Health

WEBSITES and Web Based activities
to promote Comprehension, Enrichment and Remediation

Reproductive Systems review

LINK TO COMICS Corabi shows in reproduction powerpoint above
comics from "It's perfectly normal" Human Sexuality text book guide

VIDEO: Kids explain Periods =  The Flex Company

VIDEO:  !st moon party = Always

VIDEO: Why do woman have "periods"= Taken from TED ED

VIDEO:  The Period Project = Kamilee Frietas, Rush Arts Class of 2018

How to use a Tampon?  What happens if a Tampon s in too long?
See
Puberty page

The Process:   

Animated Video:  PREGNANCY...how does it happen? = planned parenthood

VIDEO: Life's Greatest Miracle = PBS/NOVA

VIDEO:  Fertilization = Nucleus Medical Media

VIDEO:  Amniotic "sac" doesn't break after C-Section = Daily Buzz Live

SLIDE SHOW: From egg to embryo = WebMD

VIDEO:  Vaginal Birth CGI = Nucleus Medical Media

PREGNANCY OVERVIEW

Overview--from trying to get Pregnant
through Feeding the Baby:
Very Well Includes Interactive Diagrams!

Pregnancy gateway = Center for Disease control

infant and toddler center = Discovery Health

the essential baby store = Discovery Health

PREGNANCY CARE (mom and baby)

STD's during Pregnancy = Center for Disease Control

congenital Syphilis = CDC

How to stay healthy if pregnant = Womans Health.gov

Importance of Dental Care during Pregnancy = Emergency Dentist USA

Community guide to preventing birth defects = CDC


SPECIFICS on how some things happen:

VIDEO: How is gender determined = PBS

VIDEO: Are men becoming extinct (or at least the Y Chromosome? = DTV

VIDEO: How sex is determined in varying species = Ted Talk

fetus senses = discovery Health

PARENTING:

VIDEOS: TEEN MOM = MTV (rated Mature Teen)
(this link is for the 1st season finale where Dr. Drew talks with all the teen moms...
ALL episodes can be accessed here though)

VIDEOS: TEEN MOM = MTV (rated Mature Teen_
(this link is for the 2nd season finale where Dr. Drew talks with all the teen moms)

MY BABY SIM = Virtual Baby App

NEW BORN BABY GAMES PHONE APPS = Google Play
Also
here and here

GAME How much does a baby cost "game" = teenage parent.org

Game:  Can you survive the infant years = Discovery Health

GAME:  You're in charge (baby sitting) = PBS kids

game: the super size family = Discovery Health

VIDEO and Facts/Article: Teen parenting facts and struggles =
Department of Public Welfare

VIRTUAL BABY!!!  Virtual Baby simulation ($12.00)

CHOICES:

Article: What Choice? Current events about abortion = Time Magazine Jan 2013

ARTICLE:  Abortion, Adoption or Parent = Sex Etc 2013

Student made slideshow = Abortion = Sherin Sam Spring 2017

DEBATE:  Should Abortion be legal = Pro/Con.org

FREE PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICES
REAL ALTERNATIVES.org  
this non-profit is designated as a service provider by the
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Special Note:
These links teach about the development of a child from a scientific perspective
AND demonstrate the importance and struggles of teen parenting...
they are not intended to promote teens having sex or making babies
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