What are common problems that may occur during week 3 of pregnancy?

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Even though week 3 is very early in your pregnancy, there may be problems that occur with the baby's development. This week is generally when ovulation and often implantation in the uterus occurs. If anything is blocking the fallopian tubes, the baby may begin developing outside the uterus -- most of the time in the fallopian tubes -- in what's called an ectopic pregnancy, which is rare but can be very dangerous. Tobacco use, a history of pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis, IUD use, sexually transmitted diseases, increased maternal age, and previous abortion or ectopic pregnancy are among risk factors. Less than 20 of 1,000 U.S pregnancies are ectopic. If you have questions about any other problems that may occur during week 3 of pregnancy, talk to your doctor.

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