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Birth and the Newborn Baby

1. How do customs surrounding birth reflect culture, and how has childbirth changed in developed countries?
2. How does labour begin, what happens during each of the three stages of childbirth, and what alternative methods of delivery are available?
3. How do newborn infants adjust to life outside the womb, and how can we tell whether a new baby is healthy and is developing normally?
4. What complications of childbirth can endanger newborn babies, and what are the long-term prospects for infants with complicated births?
5. How do parents bond with and care for their baby?

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