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  1. How has childbirth changed in developed countries?
  2. How does labor 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? What are the prospects for infants with complicated births?
  5. What factors affect babies' chances of survival and health?
  6. What influences growth? How do the brain and senses develop?
  7. What are some early milestones in motor development? What are some influences on it?

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