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Alcohol Intake During Pregnancy

Substance abuse is not as risky as in childbearing situation, where there could be an unredeemable effect on the child due to declines or setbacks.

Alcoholism during pregnancy is found to be very detrimental to the unborn. The liver of a baby in the womb is not equipped to process alcohol like the liver of a grown-up person. The major causes of birth complications, impairments and deformities in America are the antenatal contact with alcohol and drugs. There's no consensus among doctors on how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy. It is however, important that these women should not drink in order not to risk their children.

The baby is likely to receive any alcohol taken by the mother through the flow of blood.

It is unfortunate though that some pregnant women forget the potential harm to their children and continues to ingest alcohol while pregnant. They should the seek assistance during these period of being pregnant.

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Learning About Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is always associated with the people that have anger issues, mood swings and lack of focus. It's not very easy to tell how alcohol affects the child in the womb since each mother and her baby are different.

According to doctors, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is referred to as any medical challenge encountered by the unborn baby as a result of alcohol intake. Some of these effect are not severe.

FASD and its effects to the child

  • Atypically small head
  • Cardiac and spinal related defects
  • Significantly small or dwarfism
  • Underweight
  • Low intelligence
  • Problems with hearing and vision
  • Behavioural problems
  • Delayed physical development
  • Kidney, heart and bone complications

Pregnancy And Alcoholism

Intake of alcohol while pregnant, notwithstanding the amount is considered by many medical practitioners as alcohol abuse . If the mother is extremely addicted to drinking, the effects will be intense on the baby.

When the content of alcohol in the blood is 0.08 percent or more, it is a sign of binge drinking, which occurs when too much alcohol, approximately 4 drinks, is consumed in just a couple of hours. It is rather unfortunate but all babies who are exposed to alcohol within the womb risk the development of a lifelong disorder.

It has been determined by the UK Centres For Disease Control and Prevention that nearly one in 10 women who are pregnant consumes alcohol and one in 50 binge drink.

The Proportion Of Alcohol Addicted Mothers

There are so many risks that follow to any expectant mother that is equally addicted to alcohol. We should always handle with care any matters to do with alcohol over dependency and pregnancy. Careful intervention is the call of the hour in case of alcohol addiction in pregnant women.

If you or someone for whom you care is pregnant and has an alcohol problem, seek help immediately. Contact us on 0800 772 3971 and we will match you to competent counsellors and therapy centres asap.