Effects to an unborn baby when the mother is using alcohol can be tragic.
The excessive use of alcohol by a pregnant mother can cause severe health problems for the baby, who could follow him or her well into adulthood. The child who is still developing within the womb of the mother does not have a liver which functions adequately to process the alcohol in the manner of an adult liver. 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. Majority of expecting mothers shun alcohol completely to be on the safe side.
When an expectant mother drinks alcohol, it can enter the baby's body through blood.
These would have been very possible except the fact that some of these expectant mothers are already addicted to alcohol. Women who are addicted and pregnant should be looking forward to getting assistance immediately.
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. It's not very easy to tell how alcohol affects the child in the womb since each mother and her baby are different.
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:
Problems with the heart and the spinal cord
Lower than the average height
B.M.I being so low than normal
Mental Impairment or retardation
Vision and hearing defects
Delayed physical development
Underdevelopment of the bones and other body organs
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. If the mother is extremely addicted to drinking, the effects will be intense on the baby.
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.
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
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. Women who are struggling with addiction while pregnant should be treated with compassion and care.
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