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Using Alcohol When Expectant

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.


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 the unborn inside the mother's womb is unable to fully process alcohol just an adult's. Many children that are born with disabilities are as a result of their mothers using alcohol when they were pregnant. Some doctors say there is a tolerable amount that the mother can ingest while pregnant while others advise abstinence from it. Many women abstain from alcohol completely so that their unborn baby will not be liable to dangers.


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


Unfortunately, most women who are struggling with an alcohol addiction during their pregnancy are unable to give up on the habit despite their understanding of the potentially harmful nature of the addiction. They should the seek assistance during these period of being pregnant.


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Knowledge Of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Untypical facial features in babies, coupled with signs of attention, anger, or mood disorders is a sign of 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

  • Atypically small head
  • Problems with the heart and the spinal cord
  • Being extremely short
  • Lower than normal body weight
  • Intellectual disability
  • Problems with hearing and vision
  • Mood problems
  • Hindered body growth
  • Heart, kidney or bone-related problems

Pregnancy And Alcoholism

Intake of alcohol while pregnant, notwithstanding the amount is considered by many medical practitioners as alcohol abuse . The severity of symptoms of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders is directly linked to alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

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. A baby is likely to suffer a long term health deformity if too much alcohol is taken during maternity period.


CDCP in the UK reported that 10% of pregnant women has a limited intake of alcohol while 2% excessively drinks.


Women Who Drink During Pregnancy Stats

It can be concluded that there are underlying issues for pregnant women who are suffering alcoholism. Neither alcohol dependency nor pregnancy is an insensitive issue. Compassion is crucial when handling pregnant women who have developed a dependency on alcohol.

Ensure you suggest help to any expectant mother within your reach that is yet fighting with the pressure of alcohol dependence. Our specialists can help you find the right treatment, so contact them now on 0800 246 1509.