A 34-year-old pregnant woman is in the clinic for her first-trimester checkup. While assessing the patient's health history, the nurse should be most concerned about which of the following?

She takes over-the-counter medication.


• Taking over-the-counter medications can be dangerous during pregnancy. Many common drugs are teratogenic. The fetus is at a high risk of developing deformities during the first trimester.

• Incorrect: Folic acid supplementation is encouraged during pregnancy to prevent fetal defects.

• Incorrect: Although Guillain-Barré and type 1 diabetes have genetic links, they are not a concern during the prenatal period.

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