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Marriage and Parenthood
I. Preparing for marriage Intimacy plays a vital role in a marriage relationship. • Philosophical intimacy - The sharing of beliefs, philosophy of life, and life principles. • Psychological intimacy - The sharing of needs, drives, weaknesses, strengths, intentions, emotional feelings, and deepest problems. • Creative intimacy - The sharing in the work or development of a project, task, or creation of something new. • Physical intimacy - The sharing of physical expressions of love.
II. Healthful Marriage • A relationship between marriage partners that is based on equality, trust, communication, and commitment. III. Monogamous Marriage • A marriage in which both people remain sexually faithful to one another.
IV. Conception • The union of an egg and a sperm cell. V. Pregnancy • The period between conception and birth. VI. Prenatal Care • Care given to both mother and developing fetus before birth.
VII. Labor - Series of three stages that results in the birth of a baby. • 1) Latent phase - contractions of the uterus that cause the cervix and cervical opening to dilate. • 2) Birth - strong contractions that move the baby through the birth canal. • 3) Expulsion of placenta - placenta and other materials are delivered.
VIII. Responsible and caring parents. • • • Spend quality time with children. Set realistic expectations. Teach children about health and safety. Give love and affection. Teach moral and ethical values. Teach a positive attitude, avoiding condemnation and criticism. • Teach self-discipline and self-control.
IX. Dysfunctional Family • A family in which feelings are not expressed openly and honestly, coping skills are lacking, and family members do not trust each other.
X. Healthful Family • A family in which feelings are expressed openly and honestly, coping skills are adequate, and family members trust each other.