The effect of technology on the medical field, during the last decades, has been substantial. Baring an unforeseen event, it will continue to grow at an accelerated rate into the 21st century and beyond. It can be expected that we will all experience its progress in some form or another. Let us hope that our individual experiences with medical technological advances and devices will be positive and helpful.
The students in our school encounter these medical machines during the course of their pregnancy. Pregnancy and childbirth can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety for these very young expectant mothers, as well as for their friends and family. The entire experience is new and unknown. Along with a changing body, they must deal with both the emotional and practical consequences of the situation. Often, the medical aspects of pregnancy and childbirth are cause for the most concern. It is for this reason that I have chosen to develop a curriculum which addresses this topic. Students will gain knowledge and understanding by exploring the scientific background, as well as, the medical technology related to pregnancy and childbirth. It is my hope that along with greater understanding, will come a more relaxed and accepting attitude.