Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant
At no other time addiction is so dangerous as in pregnancy because relapse can result in congenital health problems in the baby.
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 a grown person can withstand alcohol but it's not so for an unborn baby in the womb because their cells are yet to mature. Many children that are born with disabilities are as a result of their mothers using alcohol when they were pregnant. There's no consensus among doctors on how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy. It is highly recommended that pregnant women about alcohol intake during gestation.
Alcohol intake during pregnancy affects the child who is developing.
Abstaining from alcohol intake might not be very easy for addicts who are pregnant even after being aware of the consequences. Medical assistance is meant to be offered to pregnant ladies who are under alcohol abuse.
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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. A baby and the mother are different and therefore, there is no way of ascertaining how the alcohol will have an impact upon the child.
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is the general term for all the effects that are bound to happen. Every medical case has its challenge peculiarity, that's regarding spectrum problems.
Common symptoms of FASD are as follows
- Atypically small head
- Cardiac and spinal related defects
- Shorter in height than the average
- Mental retardation
- Hearing and eyesight challenges
- Mood problems
- Delayed physical development
- Heart, kidney or bone-related problems
Alcohol Misuse While Pregnancy
There are bound to be some effects on the unborn child if the mother is taking alcohol. If the mother is extremely addicted to drinking, the effects will be intense on the baby.
Binge drinking is defined by blood-alcohol content of 0.08%, which is typically achieved by consuming about four drinks within a period of two hours for most women. It is rather unfortunate but all babies who are exposed to alcohol within the womb risk the development of a lifelong disorder.
Data suggests that 1 percent of women drink and 0.5 percent of women indulge in binge drinking during pregnancy.
The Ratio Of Expectant Women That Use Alcohol
If a pregnant woman is struggling with alcohol dependency it is likely that her condition is not disclosing her true situation. An abuse case is as critical as pregnancy. Compassion is crucial when handling pregnant women who have developed a dependency on alcohol.
If you or a woman close to you is struggling with alcohol addiction during her pregnancy, you are strongly advised not to wait to get help. Our trained medical professionals will enrol you in an abuse therapy scheme if you contact us today on 0800 772 3971!