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Using Alcohol When Expectant

An addiction during pregnancy can assume alarming proportions because the consequences of a relapse can leave permanent damages on the baby.


Alcoholism during pregnancy is found to be very detrimental to the unborn. The child who is still developing within the womb of the mother does not have a liver which functions adequately to process the alcohol in the manner of an adult liver. One of the leading causes of birth defects which include abnormalities and developmental disabilities within the United States is the prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. A pregnant woman is given a measure of alcohol quantity to drink, according to the deliberations carried out by medical professionals. It is highly recommended that pregnant women about alcohol intake during gestation.


The foetus usually comes in contact with the alcohol drank by the mother.


It is unfortunate though that some pregnant women forget the potential harm to their children and continues to ingest alcohol while pregnant. If you have an alcohol problem and are pregnant, seek help without any delay.


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What You Need To Know About Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is always associated with the people that have anger issues, mood swings and lack of focus. It is not possible to know how consuming alcohol during pregnancy will affect the baby.

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is the general term for all the effects that are bound to happen. Some of these effect are not severe.


FASD and its effects to the child

  • Atypically small head
  • Spinal column and heart problems
  • Shorter in height than the average
  • Abnormally low weight
  • Cerebral damage
  • Vision and hearing defects
  • Behavioural problems
  • Slow physical development
  • Problems with the heart, kidney or bones

Alcohol Misuse While Pregnancy

Alcohol can create a dangerous effect on the baby; this is why medical professionals do not encourage alcohol abuse during pregnancy. If a pregnant woman indulges in alcohol abuse, the child can suffer from a terrible FAS situation.

Taking alcohol up to four times in two hours can lead to an abuse that will cause the blood to have about 0.08% content of alcohol, that is how binge drinking is explained. It is rather unfortunate but all babies who are exposed to alcohol within the womb risk the development of a lifelong disorder.


In every 50 pregnant women, one is addicted to alcohol and 1 in every 1 expectant women takes art in alcohol use even if they are not addicted and this is statistics provided by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.


Women Who Drink During Pregnancy Stats

Help must be sought immediately if an expectant mother has an alcohol problem. The topics of addiction and pregnancy are both delicate. Careful intervention is the call of the hour in case of alcohol addiction in pregnant women.

Please seek immediate assistance if you or someone you know is battling addiction while being pregnant. We can also help you reach out to some of the rehab centres and professional experts that will help you overcome the addiction call us on 0800 246 1509.