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Pregnancy and Reproduction


Before Pregnancy The module explains what women can do to make sure pregnancies are planned and healthy and covers the development of a reproductive life plan, birth control and family planning, and how a woman’s health conditions, risk factors, diet and medicines can affect her unborn child.

Birth Defects Birth Defects introduces the topic, examines the causes from genetic and chromosomal problems to environmental factors, lists the many types of birth defects and discusses prevention. The course addresses the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, the most common birth defect, and continues by providing information on specific birth defects.

Child Growth and Development Child development refers to the biological and psychological changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy.

Family planning Family planning allows individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children, along with the spacing and timing of their births.

Healthy Practices During Pregnancy A Guide for General Audiences: This module describes a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, prenatal care for mother and baby, diet, appropriate weight gain and more.


Introduction to Parenting

Introduction to Pregnant Now Introduction to Pregnant Now provides general information on what happens after a woman becomes pregnant: what she should do, what kind of tests she and the baby will need and what happens if problems arise.

Labor and Delivery Introduction

Living a Healthy Lifestyle during Pregnancy Living a Healthy Lifestyle during Pregnancy describes healthy prenatal practices and exercise during pregnancy, including weight gain and appropriate nutrition.

Menstruation This module describes menstruation, menstrual cycles, common problems association with menstruation, premenstrual syndrome, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and abnormal uterine bleeding.


Obstetric fistula Obstetric Fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside the body--such as vessels, intestine (bowel), and the vagina or other structures--and the skin. This module describes Obstetric Fistula, looks at risk factors, symptoms, complications, diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension This module describes blood pressure, its levels and types; hypertension and its signs, diagnosis and treatment; risk factors; and possible consequences for the mother, which include damage to kidneys and other organs, life-threatening preeclampsia and eclampsia; and early delivery and low birth weight for the baby.