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Is Food Poisoning Dangerous To An Unborn Baby In The First Trimester
Depends on mom: Baby is dependent on mom for everything. Anything that puts mom at risk puts the baby at risk. The most severe risk with food poisoning (non-bacterial) is dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea. As long as mom can maintain hydration and a small amount of nutrition, most food poisonous are limited and should resolve quickly without harm to the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
Development: Babies do most of their growing in the third trimester. In the first trimester they grow of course but the main thing that is going on is the development of legs, arms, hearts, etc. That is the reason that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester. It is amazing that so many things have to happen in the right order at that point to develop a normal baby. They truly are miraculous every one! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if a fetus is miscarried during the first trimester still need to be "birthed" out?
Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?
Blood and U/S tests.: First trimester screen for any pregnancy includes a sonographic examination to determine plurality, basic fetal anatomy, gestational sac location, fetal viability and gestational dates - as well as blood tests (hcg, papp-a, maternit21/harmony tests) to determine the risk for down syndrome, fetal growth restriction, preeclampsia (uterine artery dopplers), preterm birth (cervical length). Nicolaides. ...Read more
Why do I worry so much about misscarriage in the first trimester when I have never had a miscarriage before? I can't stop! I have had 2 healthy babies.
I suspect: Some worrying is normal, but it sounds like you are worrying to the point where it is interfering with your normal life. If you are pregnant now i'd suggest talking with your OB about it when you next see him/her; you would probably find talking with a counselor or psychologist/iatrist helps too. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
I'm in my first trimester and have been taking soy protein. Is it safe or should I stop? Would it cause any harm to the fetus?
Ok: This is not going to hurt the child. I would not take excess amounts of it however, but there should be no risk with a reasonable amount. ...Read more
Is it possible for a fetus to be slower growing in the first trimester & just be small for ga, causing measurements to be off?
Nutritional status r: Your first trimester nutritional status could affect fetal development. You need to have an assesment of your diet and vitamin intake to ascertain if their is any deficit or imbalance that can be corrected. This could only help prevent any further fetal growth abnormalities. ...Read more
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