A 43-year-old member asked:
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can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid.
Answered on Jun 23, 2020
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Not optimal: Anesthesia should be avoided if possible during the first trimester. If it inecessary the incidence of miscarriage and birth defects does go up.
Answered on Oct 10, 2012
Dr. Janice Vaughn
42 years experience Anesthesiology
Good history: Your anesthesiologist should take a careful medical history from the mother. This includes drug history, smoking and alcohol. Also history of previous pregnancies and if there were any incidents. The type of aneshesia used will depend on the procedure to be done. With careful planning a safe anesthetic can be done without injuring the mother or the baby.
Answered on May 21, 2013
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Variable: There are some medications that anesthesiologists avoid with the first trimester of pregnancy. Please talk to your anesthesiologist so a safe anesthetic can be planned for you.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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