Miscarriages occur during this stage mainly due to genetic defects or the

Miscarriages occur during this stage mainly due to

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are high in this period until the blastocyst attaches itself to the uterus. Miscarriages occur during this stage mainly due to genetic defects or the blastocyst failure to attach to the uterus. The embryonic period, in 1 out of 2,000 pregnancies, the neural tube fails to fully close. When this happens, it can lead to spina bifida. Children with spina bifida have neurological problems. Failure to close at the top of the neural tube can lead to encephalic, which is lethal defect in which the main portion of the brain stem fails to develop. Neural tube defects can occur to the mother being deficient in folate. Poor nutrition or birth control can be a cause of being low in folate.
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During the physiological changes that can occur the fetal period in the body that could harm the developing the fetus. Poverty, stress, malnutrition, family conflicts or tobacco use during pregnancy, will affect the weight of the fetus. The environmental factors that influence the health in the perinatal stage is oxygen shortage. This is caused by the umbilical cord that can become pinched or tangled. Sometimes the sedatives can interfere with baby’s breathing and breach presentation. Severe oxygen shortage can cause memory impairment and cerebral palsy. Environmental factors that affect
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