By Alessandra Piontelli

In the later phases of gestation, fetal features endure expanding switch and improvement, getting ready the fetus for the transition to its postnatal setting. swift maturation is witnessed in respiring, swallowing, sensory capabilities, sleep, and plenty of different tactics, with corresponding behavioral alterations. through 35 to forty weeks of gestation, fetuses are in a position to residing ex utero with out help, however it is more and more favored that even babies born at among 35 and 36 weeks can endure long term outcomes. This e-book, which enhances the author’s past quantity on improvement of ordinary fetal activities through the first 25 weeks of gestation, discusses intimately the whole variety of behavioral phenomena saw through the ultimate 15 weeks of gestation, with cautious research in their mutual relationships. A key characteristic is the exceptional photographic fabric, tricky to acquire at this past due level, and the instructive graphs which are additionally incorporated. the data supplied will alert clinicians to deviations from the norm and to physiologic phenomena that may flip pathologic in babies born prematurely.​

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Fetuses may need to perform general movements in order to receive this kind of stimulation. General movements may be indispensable for other reasons too. 22 They have been found to be essential for bone, tendon, and muscle growth and formation, all of which undergo profound transformations during pregnancy. Animal preparations in which the organisms had been curarized and thus made unable to move have shown profound physical deformities as well as severe alterations of the musculoskeletal system [15].

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