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Briefly discuss the stages of the lifespan 1 paragraph for each stage Choose 1 and discuss the needs of a person at this stage Lifespan refers to human growth and development beginning at conception and progressing until death There are seven stages within the lifespan process consisting of conception infancy childhood adolescence young adulthood middle adulthood and the aged Individuals will move at their own pace through these stages depending on what influences are impacting their growth and development Such influences include nourishment environment heredity sleep religion culture education and socialisation The prime stage and beginning of life is conception This is the fertilisation of male sperm and female ovum The pregnant mother must lead a healthy lifestyle as what she eats drinks how much she exercises and her overall quality of life have a major impact on the growing foetus in her womb Regular medical checks are extremely beneficial to ensure the development of the baby as well as the health of the mother and to identify any potential problems The expectant mother should maintain a well balanced diet rich in nutrients as well as abstain from alcohol and cigarettes It is equally important prior to conception that both parents lead a healthy lifestyle as many aspects may infect the sperm prior to fertilisation and medical disorders may be passed to the child Once the child is born they have entered the second stage of the lifespan infancy Infancy lasts from birth to approximately two years of age and is a time of rapid growth and development During this time a child will learn to walk to take solid foods to distinguish between right and wrong and develop a conscience and form simple concepts of social and physical reality Children are solely dependent on their parents during this stage of development to provide adequate nourishment shelter clothing warmth and a safe environment Infants need lots of love and affection to help them feel
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