Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant
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.
Heavy drinking during pregnancy can result in health problems for the baby that can continue to affect him or her even after many years. The liver of the unborn inside the mother's womb is unable to fully process alcohol just an adult's. Among the preventable causes of congenital defects, disabilities, and health problems in the UK, taking alcohol and drugs during pregnancy is ranked number one. There have been deliberations on the right amount of alcohol an expectant mother can drink without affecting their unborn child. Majority of expecting mothers shun alcohol completely to be on the safe side.
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. Women who are dealing with addiction need to seek immediate help once they find out that they are pregnant.
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Learning About Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Babies that are born with atypical facial features generally grows up to have mood, attention and anger disorders and could be suffering from foetal alcohol syndrome. Due to the variables involved in the study, there are no conclusive findings on how alcohol impacts the child during pregnancy.
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD for short) is an umbrella term given to every disorder arising from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Every medical case has its challenge peculiarity, that's regarding spectrum problems.
FASD and its effects to the child
- Defects of the heart and spine
- Significantly small or dwarfism
- B.M.I being so low than normal
- Mental Impairment or retardation
- Vision and hearing defects
- Behavioural problems
- Slow physical development
- Heart, kidney or bone-related problems
Pregnant And Addicted To Alcohol
Alcohol can create a dangerous effect on the baby; this is why medical professionals do not encourage alcohol abuse during pregnancy. Severe cases of FASD can be linked to the excessive consumption of alcohol by the mother during her pregnancy.
Those women that take part in spree drinking mostly drink an average of 4 bottles within 2 hours which increases the alcohol levels in their blood. A womb-to-tomb health disorder can develop in the baby if the mother consumes alcohol during pregnancy.
CDCP in the UK reported that 10% of pregnant women has a limited intake of alcohol while 2% excessively drinks.
Percentages Of Pregnant Women Drinking
There are so many risks that follow to any expectant mother that is equally addicted to alcohol. The topics of addiction and pregnancy are both delicate. Kindness and love is required in treating expectant mothers who are equally alcohol abusers.
Please seek immediate assistance if you or someone you know is battling addiction while being pregnant. Contact us on 0800 246 1509 and we will match you to competent counsellors and therapy centres asap.