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At what stage are teratogens the most dangerous during pregnancy?

At what stage are teratogens the most dangerous during pregnancy?

1st trimester: Teratogens are always bad, no matter what trimester. But 1st trimester is where all critical developments are happening. Imagine a new house being built. 1st trimester is the foundation, which damaged means no house :(. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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At what point(s) in a pregnancy are teratogens most dangerous?

At what point(s) in a pregnancy are teratogens most dangerous?

During the first: Trimester the baby is undergoing a great deal of development and is particularly vulnerable to teratogens. ...Read more

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The embryo is most vulnerable to teratogens during which stage of pregnancy?

The embryo is most vulnerable to teratogens during which stage of pregnancy?

Organ formation: Starts at 3-8 weeks after conception. Each organ has a critical period;e.g., heart 3-4 weeks, brain 3 weeks-delivery. In general, the first trimester is the most vulnerable time. Exposure to alcohol, tobacco, drugs ; medications, low folate (folic acid) levels, maternal diabetes, infections, chemicals, ; hyperthermia are some teratogens that can cause harm before a woman knows she's pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

Not the best time.: Women need nutrients while pregnant. Weight gain is normal (generally speaking) while pregnant. It is not in your best interest to try to lose weight at that time. ...Read more

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Is cocaine really dangerous to use during pregnancy?

Is cocaine really dangerous to use during pregnancy?

Yes!: If you're using Cocaine while you're pregnant, then so is your baby. That means that the first thing your baby experiences after they are born is drug withdrawal. Not the best way to start off life. Besides that, your baby will likely be born smaller-than-normal and is more likely to have lots of health and behavioral problems later in life. ...Read more

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How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

Can affect baby: Stress can potentially cause the baby to be smaller than if mom is not stressed. Lots of stress in pregnancy increases the possibility that the baby will be colicky (that has been my experience). Babies feel the emotional response of the mother. Hopefully a pregnant mom will find tools to help manage the stress (breathing is #1 and available anytime anywhere). Talk to the OB doc as well. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if I took medicine during my 5th or 6th week pregnancy?

Is it dangerous if I took medicine during my 5th or 6th week pregnancy?

Uncertain: That depends on what the medication was. I would discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md. ...Read more

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Is having a running tummy during pregnancy dangerous?

???: If u mean is running dangerous if you are pregnant the answer is no as long as you have been running previously and you do not develop any preg complcations where it would be advisable not to run. The 1st time I ran the boston mararthon, joan benoit samuelson a famous runner ran that race 6 mos pregnant, but that would not be advisable for most women. ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to smoke during pregnancy?

Why is it dangerous to smoke during pregnancy?

Here's a start...: Well, you already know it's dangerous to smoke anytime — male or female, pregnant or not. Risks of smoking specific to pregnancy include statistically important increase in chance of fetal death, fetal growth retardation, placental abruption (can involved hemorrhage), hypertension and pre-eclampsia in the mother — and there are many more. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for women to smoke during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for women to smoke during pregnancy?

Definitely!: Yes. Yes. Yes, again. Besides maternal risks you have when not pregnant, the risks to baby are huge. Placental abruption, growth restriction and fetal death are not to be played with! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to use a vibrator during pregnancy?

No studies: My internet search did not yield any results for scientific studies on this subject matter. There are lots of advice, though, based on common sense. The following website addresses this issue and makes some reasonable suggestions: https://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-use-a-vibrator-during-pregnancy_1245277.bc. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to sleep on my back during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: But it may be more comfortable for you and facilitate blood flow toward fetus if you lie on your side as pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to be around smokers during pregnancy?? Like once a week??

Is it dangerous to be around smokers during pregnancy??  Like once a week??

Below: It certainly is not advantageous.

Inform the smokers of your PG, if they insist on smoking in your presence, then consider how much respect they have for you and your unborn child. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to put the lap top on my lap during pregnancy? Does it affect the baby?

Is it dangerous to put the lap top on my lap during pregnancy? Does it affect the baby?

No: The laptop doesn't emit enough heat or radiation to affect your baby. You must be pretty early if you can still put a laptop in your lap! Have fun surfing the web! ...Read more

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Are recurrent but treated utis during pregnancy dangerous and why would they keep coming back?

Are recurrent but treated utis during pregnancy dangerous and why would they keep coming back?

Suppression: If you are having recurrent infections, you should discuss suppressive therapy (antibiotics) with your healthcare provider. You can become very sick from a urinary tract infection in pregnancy and this can lead to premature labor and possibly, premature delivery with infectious complications in you or in the neonate. ...Read more

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Is a little brown discharge dangerous during 7th week of pregnancy? Why is it happening and what to do?

Spotting in preg: The brown discharge could be a little bleeding that happen after sex. It could be a sign of a small infection vaginally. Or it could be nothing at all. A miscarriage is significantly heavy bleeding and cramping. Just follow up with your ob. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to go skiing during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to go skiing during pregnancy?

Yes: What if you fall? What if you crash? What if someone knocks into you?

I don't think it's wise.......
Just my opinoin. ...Read more

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Is taking a hot or warm bath dangerous during pregnancy?

Is taking a hot or warm bath dangerous during pregnancy?

No : Unless the water is hot enough to burn you then bathing is perfectly acceptable. ...Read more