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How risky is general anesthetic in pregnancy ?
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Depends on situation
We try to avoid general anesthesia early in pregnancy while the fetus is developing just as you would avoid any medication.
Later in pregnancy, there is a chance that surgery and anesthesia could lead to premature labor. However, pregnant women often need anesthesia for necessary surgery, and the anesthesiologist will take all necessary steps to protect the health of mother and baby.

In brief: Depends on situation
We try to avoid general anesthesia early in pregnancy while the fetus is developing just as you would avoid any medication.
Later in pregnancy, there is a chance that surgery and anesthesia could lead to premature labor. However, pregnant women often need anesthesia for necessary surgery, and the anesthesiologist will take all necessary steps to protect the health of mother and baby.
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