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Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

It can be said that pregnancy while recovering from addiction is very dangerous especially when it comes to the effects of relapse to both the mother and the unborn.


A child might develop long term health issues right from birth, if the mother subjects herself to too much drinking during pregnancy. The liver of a baby in the womb is not equipped to process alcohol like the liver of a grown-up person. Many children that are born with disabilities are as a result of their mothers using alcohol when they were pregnant. A pregnant woman is given a measure of alcohol quantity to drink, according to the deliberations carried out by medical professionals. It is however, important that these women should not drink in order not to risk their children.


When an expectant mother drinks alcohol, it can enter the baby's body through blood.


Giving up alcohol completing during the course of pregnancy is not easy for women addicted to alcohol, even when they understand the harmful effects of drinking in their condition. Women who are addicted and pregnant should be looking forward to getting assistance immediately.


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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.

Experts have determined that all health problems from alcohol exposure before both as foetal alcohol spectrum disorders [FASD]. Some of these effect are not severe.


FASD and its effects to the child

  • Abnormally small heads and brains
  • Spinal column and heart problems
  • Lower than the average height
  • Lower than normal body weight
  • Mental Impairment or retardation
  • Vision and hearing defects
  • Behavioural problems
  • Slow physical development
  • Kidney, heart and bone complications

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. Severe cases of FASD can be linked to the excessive consumption of alcohol by the mother during her pregnancy.

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. A womb-to-tomb health disorder can develop in the baby if the mother consumes alcohol during pregnancy.


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

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. Women who are struggling with addiction while pregnant should be treated with compassion and care.

Ensure you suggest help to any expectant mother within your reach that is yet fighting with the pressure of alcohol dependence. Contact us on 0800 246 1509 and we will match you to competent counsellors and therapy centres asap.