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Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

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Dr. Peter Baumann answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

During the first trimester the human being forms, which is called organogenesis (the organs and body parts come into existence). Malformations happen during this time period, which is why mothers-to-be want to be cautious with their diet and the medications they take, as well as alcohol, caffeine, drugs, smoking- to name a few.

Answered Jan 13, 2021

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