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which heat illness is life-threatening for fetus?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Hyperthermia noxious: Any type of prolonged maternal hyperthermia (fever, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sauna) is a potential fetal teratogen and should be avoided as much as possible. I would not go as far as life-threatening, but certainly noxious conditions that should be avoided.

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What tests can uncover fetal abnormalities?

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Several: Ultrasounds and invavise testing like amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
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Is it possible to feel fetal movements at 3 months?

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No: At 3 months, or roughly 13 weeks it is too soon to feel fetal movements. Usually the first movements are felt by 15-20 weeks.
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It was cold and wet on a previous camping trip, can this make the fetus sick?

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Unlikely: You however, might get a cold.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can I take a test to see if my fetus will have down syndrome?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
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Yes: The diagnostic test for Down syndrome is a fetal chromosome analysis or karyotype with fetal cells obtained by either chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. Both tests have complication risks. There are less invasive tests using ultrasound and blood tests that can suggest an elevated risk, but they only assess risks and are not diagnostic.
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How long is acid accumulation during end-stage bradycardia in term fetuses?

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Unclear: Not sure what you are asking. "end stage bradycardia" is a symptom not a primary diagnosis in otherwise healthy adults, childrens or infants.

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