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Child Development West Des Moines IA

Local resource for child development in West Des Moines. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to advice on early childhood education, prenatal development, developmental psychology, early child intervention, developmental delays and more, as well as advice and content on child cognitive development.

Donner Dewdney, MD
(512) 288-5570
939 Office Park Rd Ste 200
W Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia

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Bridget L Buck, MD
(515) 241-2300
6000 University Ave Ste 200
W Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Blank Childrens Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Counseling Centers & Blank

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Deanna Book Boesen, MD
(515) 225-6044
1000 73rd St Ste 15
Windsor Heights, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Joel Pullen, MD
(515) 282-5710
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Broadlawns Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia

Data Provided By:
Lynn Marie Mousel, MD
(402) 354-6800
Orchard Place 925 Porter Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1997

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Kent Eldon Kunze, MD
(515) 288-5570
939 Office Park Rd Ste 20
W Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Child Psychiatry Assoc

Data Provided By:
Kevin John Took, MD
(515) 241-2300
6000 University Ave Ste 200
W Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sharon Lee Koele, MD
(515) 271-6300
1750 48th St Ste 2
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Kathryn Anne Kvederis, MD
(515) 244-2507
3105 Druid Hill Dr
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1983

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E Richard Nightingale, MD
(515) 244-2267
3617 Hickory Lodge Dr
Van Meter, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1979

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Child Development Stages

Child Development Stages

 As newborn babies grow and develop, these are the various child development stages that they go through:
  1-4 Months   

  • Babies in this child development stage have an average length of 50.8 - 68.6 cm, with a growth rate of about 2.54 cm per month.
  • The average weight is .7.9 - 16 lb and the growth rate is about 0.24 - 0.48 lb per week.
  • The baby breathes using the abdominal muscles.
  • The legs may be slightly bowed.
  • The baby's eyes begin to move in unison with each other.
  • While sucking reflexes are developed, swallowing is not perfect, which is why babies drool.
  • The baby can grasp things with the entire hand.
  • This stage in child development is marked by jerky, random, and uncoordinated movements.
4-8 Months
  • In this stage of child development, the baby's average length is 69.8 - 73.7 cm, with a growth rate of 1.3 cm per month.
  • The weight gain rate is about one lb per month.
  • The breathing continues to be abdominal.
  • Teeth begin to appear, with the lower and upper incisors sprouting first.
  • The bowing of the legs gradually disappears during this stage of child development.
  • Baby fat becomes visible on the thighs, arms, and neck.
  • The true color of the eyes becomes established.
  • The blinking reflex develops.
  • The swallowing reflex becomes increasingly voluntary.
  • The baby can use the finger and thumb grip to pick up objects.
  • At this age, the baby develops the ability to transfer things from one hand to the other.
  • The baby develops the tendency to put things in the mouth.
  • At this age, the baby can sit without help using the arms for support.

8-12 Months
  • Babies in this stage of child development usually achieve almost one and half times the length at birth.
  • The average weight is 21.12 lb, which increases by about one lb per month.
  • The baby continues to use abdominal muscles for breathing.
  • The baby shows cephalocau...

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