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 a baby in the womb is not equipped to process alcohol like the liver of a grown-up person. The major causes of birth complications, impairments and deformities in America are the antenatal contact with alcohol and drugs. There have been deliberations on the right amount of alcohol an expectant mother can drink without affecting their unborn child. Many women abstain from alcohol completely so that their unborn baby will not be liable to dangers.
Alcohol intake during pregnancy affects the child who is developing.
These would have been very possible except the fact that some of these expectant mothers are already addicted to alcohol. Women who are dealing with addiction need to seek immediate help once they find out that they are pregnant.
Foetal alcohol syndrome is a medical situation that attack babies in the womb who were exposed to alcohol, causing them to develop temper, mind and sadness problems. It is not possible to know how consuming alcohol during pregnancy will affect the baby.
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD for short) is an umbrella term given to every disorder arising from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Just like other disorders spectrum's not every case is as extreme as the others.
FASD and its effects to the child:
Abnormally small heads and brains
Defects of the heart and spine
Lower than the average height
Abnormally low weight
Mental Impairment or retardation
Problems with hearing and vision
Kidney, heart and bone complications
Pregnancy And Alcoholism
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.
When the content of alcohol in the blood is 0.08 percent or more, it is a sign of binge drinking, which occurs when too much alcohol, approximately 4 drinks, is consumed in just a couple of hours. A womb-to-tomb health disorder can develop in the baby if the mother consumes alcohol during pregnancy.
Data suggests that 1 percent of women drink and 0.5 percent of women indulge in binge drinking during pregnancy.
Women Who Drink During Pregnancy Stats
There are so many risks that follow to any expectant mother that is equally addicted to alcohol. An abuse case is as critical as pregnancy. We should be empathetic with all the expectant women that are addicted to alcohol and take good care of them.
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