- Lead can affect the development of your unborn baby’s brain and nervous system. Your child can then have learning and behavior problems.
- Lead can cause high blood pressure and complications during pregnancy.
- Lead can cause your baby to be born prematurely or have a low birth weight. Such babies are at higher risks for illness.
- Although rare, lead can also cause your pregnancy to end in a miscarriage or a still birth.
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Lead and Pregnancy - Protect Your Unborn Baby
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant you need to avoid exposure to lead while carrying your baby. If you were exposed to lead in the past, this can also be a problem as lead can be stored in your bones for 20 to 30 years and then be released to your developing baby during pregnancy. Be sure to talk to your medical provider about this.