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Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards Learning Progressions

2.4 Human Relationships and Sexuality All students will acquire knowledge about the physical, emotional, and social aspects of human relationships and sexuality and apply these concepts to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
C. Pregnancy and Parenting:
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 6 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: The health of the birth mother impacts the development of the fetus.

2.4.2.C.1 Explain the factors that contribute to a mother having a healthy baby.
Content: Knowing the physiological process of how pregnancy occurs as well as development of the fetus leading to childbirth contribute to a greater understanding of how and why a healthy environment should be provided for the pregnant mother.

2.4.4.C.1 Explain the process of fertilization and how cells divide to create an embryo/fetus that grows and develops during pregnancy.
Content: Knowing the physiological process of how pregnancy occurs as well as development of the fetus leading to child birth contribute to a greater understanding of how and why a healthy environment should be provided for the pregnant mother.

2.4.6.C.1 Summarize the sequence of fertilization, embryonic growth, and fetal development during pregnancy.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.8.C.1 Summarize the signs and symptoms of pregnancy and the methods available to confirm pregnancy.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.12.C.1 Compare embryonic growth and fetal development in single and multiple pregnancies, including the incidence of complications and infant mortality.
Content: The health of the birth mother impacts the development of the fetus.

2.4.4.C.2 Relate the health of the birth mother to the development of a healthy fetus.
Content: Knowing the physiological process of how pregnancy occurs as well as development of the fetus leading to child birth contribute to a greater understanding of how and why a healthy environment should be provided for the pregnant mother.

2.4.6.C.2 Identify the signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.8.C.2 Distinguish physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during each stage of pregnancy, including the stages of labor and childbirth and the adjustment period following birth.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.12.C.2 Analyze the relationship of an individual’s lifestyle choices during pregnancy and the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome, sudden infant death syndrome, low birth weight, premature birth, and other disabilities.
Content: Knowing the physiological process of how pregnancy occurs as well as development of the fetus leading to child birth contribute to a greater understanding of how and why a healthy environment should be provided for the pregnant mother.

2.4.6.C.3 Identify prenatal practices that support a healthy pregnancy.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.8.C.3 Determine effective strategies and resources to assist with parenting.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.12.C.3 Evaluate the methods and resources available to confirm pregnancy.
Content: Adolescent parents may have difficulty adjusting to emotional and financial responsibilities of parenthood.

2.4.6.C.4 Predict challenges that may be faced by adolescent parents and their families.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.8.C.4 Predict short- and long-term impacts of teen pregnancy.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.12.C.4 Determine the impact of physical, social, emotional, cultural, religious, ethical, and legal issues on elective pregnancy termination.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.8.C.5 Correlate prenatal care with the prevention of complications that may occur during pregnancy and childbirth.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.12.C.5 Evaluate parenting strategies used at various stages of child development based on valid sources of information.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.12.C.6 Compare the legal rights and responsibilities of adolescents with those of adults regarding pregnancy, abortion, and parenting.
Content: Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood are significant events that cause numerous changes in one’s life and the lives of others.

2.4.12.C.7 Analyze factors that affect the decision to become a parent.