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During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

During what time during the pregnancy is the fetus most at risk to virus' and drug exposure?

Varies : Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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I had a possible exposure to HIV when i was pregnant tested neg twice during pregnancy and me and my daughter got tested and was neg shes5 tested 5/14?

I had a possible exposure to HIV when i was pregnant tested neg twice during pregnancy and me and my daughter got tested and was neg shes5 tested 5/14?

See details: Your daughter is not infected and needs no further testing. If you were tested negative 3-6 months after exposure you also need no further testing. ...Read more

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Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Fifths disease exposure during pregnancy, what to do?

Parvo and pregnant: Fortunately, about half of pregnant exposed to Parvovirus B19 are already immune, and there are no ill consequences to mother or baby. Risk of miscarriage and fetal anemia occurs in less than 5%, usually in the first few months of gestation. There is no treatment, but your OB may want to increase monitoring, and they would likely want to be notified of your possible infection. ...Read more

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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse effects if you have exposure to radiation during pregnancy?

Are there any adverse effects if you have exposure to radiation during pregnancy?

We make effort to: Not expose potentially or actually pregnant women to any ionizing radiation. The effects are on the developing pregnancy and depend on developmental age. You would need to know how many weeks pregnant at time of exposure. Tell your obstetrician or report back to where the x-ray procedure was done. ...Read more

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She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

Depends: Most women today do not reach child bearing years without having had chickenpox or the vaccine. That vaccine became available more than a decade ago for those over a year of age. If you had chickenpox or a blood test says you are immune, there is no reason to avoid it.If not immune, you should and a vaccination after delivery would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Ct scan radiation exposure during pregnancy, anything to worry about?

Ct scan radiation exposure during pregnancy, anything to worry about?

Radiology department: Universally ask about pregnancy before any x-ray procedure. There is potential injury to developing embryo and foetus to any ionizing radiation during the first 3 months of pregnancy, and other hazard in last 2 trimesters. See your obstetrician, tell the facility that did the ct scan and follow their advice. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about heat exposure in pregnancy?

What do I need to know about heat exposure in pregnancy?

Common sense: Always follow common sense, especially when pregnant. It is recommended to avoid the extremes of heat and cold when pregnant as you want to protect the growing baby inside you as best as you can as a mother. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does wi-fi connection radiation exposure affects my pregnancy?

Does wi-fi connection radiation exposure affects my pregnancy?

Likely Not: There is no data to support this. Please discuss further with your ob/gyn. ...Read more