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Can being around chemicals affect a fetus?

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As you should know, breathing chemicals while not pregnant is not good. Therefore, it is even worse to expose your unborn baby to harsh chemicals. Just remember, you are the life support that your baby is living on and whatever you put into your body is what also enters the body of your baby... whether it may be by eating or breathing.

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2016-11-30 18:13:54

Yes, certainly. Many chemicals can cross the placenta. Obvious examples are alcohol and drugs like thalidomide, as well as things like carbon monoxide which impair the proper functioning of blood.

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Does age affect exposure to chemicals?

Age does affect the exposure to chemicals. Babies and children generally have a higher risk of negative effects due to the exposure of harmful chemicals. An unborn fetus is the most susceptible. This is due to the fact that their organs are not fully developed.

Harmful chemicals or viruses that can be transferred from a mother to her developing fetus are called?

Harmful chemicals or viruses that can be transferred from a mother to her developing fetus are called teratogens.

How do chemicals pass between the mother and the fetus?

Some chemicals can cross the blood barrier between the uterus and the fetus and enter the umbilical cord. This is sometimes due to a high concentration of chemicals such as alcohol, or in heavy metal poisoning.

Does IVF affect the fetus?

No, it does not.

Why can it be harmful to the fetus for a pregnant woman that handles dangerous chemicals?

The chemicals can be absorbed by the mother and transferred to the fetus. The chemicals can have a major impact on the development of the child and cause birth defects. The full impact is not known, other than it has never been good.

Does alcohol before pregnancy affect miscarriage rate?

Yes it can and it cannot. Due to the chemicals that are present in alcohol, a shrinkage of blood occurs within the fetus. This can quite possibly cause a miscarriage or some affect on the birthing period.

Can a males consumption of alcohol affect the fetus later in life?

Yes males consumption of alcohol affect the fetus later in life

What are environmental hazards that can affect fetus?

Air pollution, food pollution and rarely water pollution can affect the fetus adversely.

Does chemicals from cigarette smoke pass through the placenta to the fetus?

I am sure that it does.

What STDs can affect the fetus?

Chlamydia and AIDS

When will alcohol affect fetus?

From conception to birth.

How are alcohol and chemicals from cigareete smoke carried to the fetus?

Sorry nobody knows

How are alcohol and chemicals from cigarette smoke carried to the fetus?

Through the blood stream.

Is a fetus a living being?


Is the fetus a human being from a feminists prespective?

No, a fetus isn't considered a human being from anyone's perspective but that of someone who is anti-choice. A fetus is a human life but it is not a human being - a woman is a human being, children that could be it's siblings are human beings, and the child the fetus could become is a human being - feminism is concerned with the rights and well-being of human beings.

Does crack cocaine affect an unborn child?

Of course it does. Any drug will affect an unborn child. Drugs are extrememly harmful to YOUR body in the first place. Drugs get into your blood stream, which is directly connected to the fetus through the umbilical cord. The fetus absorbs the nutrients in the blood stream, which also contains the drugs and chemicals. Either way, don't do drugs. Especially if your pregnant.

Does shouting after the fetus in early pregnancy?

If you mean that shouting at the fetus or around the fetus or belly during the pregnancy can hurt it, the answer is no. And they can't hear until around week 20.

What is the protective sac around the developing embryo or fetus?

The protective sac around the embryo or fetus is the amniotic sac.

How is chemistry related to neonatology?

Growth factors and hormones are very important to the development of a fetus. Growth factors and hormones are chemicals. Fetuses are made of chemicals.

When will the fetus starts kicking?

the fetus will start kicking around 25 weeks

What is different between embryo and fetus?

An Embryo is a stage before Fetus, the Fetus is more developed than an Embryo, the stage of Birth and a baby being more developed than a fetus.

Is polyethylene harmful?

Yes, chemicals from paints. It can cause plumbism and very harmful to lungs and growing fetus.

Why can it be harmful to the fetus for a pregnant woman to work in a job where she handles dangerous chemicals?

due to birth defects

Is a nine week old fetus considered a human being?

Yes, but many consider it a burdensome human being. Fetus is just Latin for baby.

Does kissing on lips affect pregnancy?

Not unless a illness is transmitted. Some illnesses can also affect the fetus.