Read here more about what is safe and what is not in pregnancy and while trying to conceive. Which activities and sports, which foods, which exposures can
potentially harm your developing baby?
Heartburn is a common complication in pregnancy, but researchers say pregnant women should not worry about their effects on the unborn fetus.
Anorectal atresia, also known as imperforate anus, is a birth defect of the anus that may require surgery to allow feces to pass out of the body.
Hypospadias is a birth defect in male infants that presents with a misplaced urethra. Typically the urethra is located in the middle of the tip of the glans penis.
Infants born with orbital tissue missing from one or both eyes, they are diagnosed with Anophthalmos.
If an infant is born with a missing ear, the condition is called anotia. If the ear is smaller than average or only a portion of the ear developed, it is called microtia.
Trisomy 18 syndrome is a disorder of human chromosomes which occurs in approximately 1 in 6,000 live born infants. Trisomy 18 is due to the presence of an extra #18 chromosome.
Vitamin B12 preconception decreases malformations.
Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor.
Women who are pregnant, those planning a pregnancy, or women at risk for pregnancy should not drink any alcohol.
Women who receive a diagnosis of diabetes before they become pregnant are three to four times more likely to have a child with one or even multiple birth defects than a mother who is not diabetic, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
There are certain foods which should not be eaten during pregnancy and when trying to get pregnant. These include certain fish, deli foods, and undercooked meat.
Medical or diagnostic x-rays don't increase the number of babies born with such deformities. Even with no x-ray exposure, 4 to 6 percent of babies are born with some deformity.
A pyelectasis is a dilatation of part of the kidney. At 21 weeks, the renal pelvis can often not be seen separately from the kidney.
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