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Is food poisoning dangerous to an unborn baby in the first trimester?

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 more

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Poisoning (Definition)

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


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How much per day do babies grow in first trimester??

How much per day do babies grow in first trimester??

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 more

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What is a first trimester screening for a fetus?

What is a first trimester screening for a fetus?

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

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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.

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

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Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Depends: This depends on when you believe life starts. Some say it is at conception when the egg and sperm join. Some say it is at about 24 weeks pregnant when the baby has a chance at surviving if it were born. Others say it is not until birth. This is a true ethical debate. ...Read more

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Risk to fetus of head neck MRI of mother during first trimester?

Risk to fetus of head neck MRI of mother during first trimester?

Fetal risk?: If you had a MRI examination, there were no x-rays involved and therefore the fetus was not at risk. If there were a danger to the fetus, the MRI would not have been done. ...Read more

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What are the effects of heroin on a fetus in the first trimester?

What are the effects of heroin on a fetus in the first trimester?

Stillbirth : Heroin use in pregnancy can have serious effects on babies. The stillbirth risk is increased as well as the risk of poor fetal growth. In addition, the baby becomes addicted as well and with have to go through detoxification after delivery. Heroin uses will need to seek professional help and transition to Methadone maintenance. Some patients can undergo detox but need to be carefully monitored. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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Do all fetuses grow the same in the first trimester? Poss for a fetus to grow small & date multiple weeks behind? Ex actually be 12w, but date 8w?

No: Most first trimester fetus' grow at the same rate. There would have to be a major structural abnormality (likely one that wasn't compatible with life) that would make it such that there was a 4 week lag. Trust that your ultrasound is right, your pregnancy is right and that there's nothing wrong with the dating. ...Read more

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Tdap vaccine has formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, aluminum, etc... Couldn't that be dangerous for developing fetus if given in 1st trimester?

Tdap vaccine has formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, aluminum, etc... Couldn't that be dangerous for developing fetus if given in 1st trimester?

No: The amounts are not large enough to have an effect. Life is all about benefits vs. risks. We eat seafood even though it contains mercury. We drive to the store even though we could get killed by a drunk driver on any day. We get vaccines because the risks are tiny and the benefits are good. ...Read more

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During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby . as i am felling the heart beat of the babies(twins).

During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby . as i am felling the heart beat of the babies(twins).

Amniontic sac: Fetuses are well protected in the amniotic sac cushioned by amniotic fluid. An ultrasound can confirm that there has been to injury to the placenta and that the fetuses are ok ...Read more

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Can ultrasounds be off when it comes to determining fetus age in the end of 1st trimester?

Can ultrasounds be off when it comes to determining fetus age in the end of 1st trimester?

Accurate: Ultrasounds are reasonably accurate at the end of the first trimester with margin of error of several days. ...Read more

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If fetus in 1st trimester is measuring "small", does it mean that you aren't as far along as u thought, or there's an issue?

If fetus in 1st trimester is measuring "small", does it mean that you aren't as far along as u thought, or there's an issue?

Either: When the size of the embryo is less than expected in the first trimester then it could be that the person conceived later than expected or that there is an issue with the fetus including a possible miscarriage situation. A repeat ultrasound a week later will clarify what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more