I know these occur in utero. I know that most that happen in the first 2 weeks gestation end in miscarriage. I know that the heart beats at approx 3 weeks and formation of the heart is generally completed by the 8th week gestation. Is it possible those for a congential heart anomaly to occur past the 8 weeks of gestation? The question specifically says, "the mother asks the nurse of her newborn with congenital heart anomaly when do congenital heart anomalies occur during development. Which response is most accurate?
a. don't really know when (not correct)
b. depends on what caused the defect
c. occur between the 3rd and 5th week (most but not all, so I am leaning away from this)
d. usually occur during first 2 weeks (but end in miscarriage.)
So I am thinking that it's either b or c. I don't like c because it doesn't include the entire 3-8 weeks but can't figure out if b is right, either.... any enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.