4 High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions

What Would Happen If?

I had an X ray before I knew I was pregnant?

There's no cause for concern. Experts believe that only if you were exposed to a large dose of radiation -- like 20 abdominal X rays -- could there be potential harm to the fetus.

I drank wine before I knew I was pregnant?

If you had a glass or two of wine several times a week, most likely the baby will be fine. The key is to stop drinking now.

I fell?

In most cases, you'll be fine because the baby is swathed in amniotic fluid, which protects it.

I had to sit through an evening in a smoke-filled room?

Once or twice shouldn't be a big deal, but it's a cause for concern if it happens a lot.

Copyright © 2004. Reprinted with permission from the August 2004 issue of Parents magazine.

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