Medical Conditions



Risks to Pregnancy

Many external factors, including alcohol, drugs, smoke, high temperatures, radiation exposure, and high altitudes, can pose a serious threat to a developing fetus. Listed in the directory below, you will find information that covers some potential hazards, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Pregnancy & Childbirth Online Resources page in this website for an Internet address that may contain additional information on that topic.

Last reviewed: 6/26/2011