Why ignore drinking Alcohol during Pregnancy
Hello readers! Hello expecting mothers! Do you know that drinking alcohol during pregnancy affects your unborn child? Yes! Then why you can’t able to ignore drinking alcohol during pregnancy? You know during pregnancy any harm to you or your unborn child affects the later life of the baby. So, say No drugs, No alcohol, No smoking, No caffeine, No hair dye, especially during pregnancy.
There is no such concluded argument that how much alcohol is safe for an expecting mother. This is the only reason that doctors advise the expecting mothers not to have alcohol at least for the first three months or during the pregnancy. If you want to drink alcohol do have it in the last six months of your pregnancy but that too in limit i.e. once or twice in a week. Don’t try to drink heavily or regularly because it will affect your baby very dangerously.
When you drink alcohol during pregnancy (alcohol is the toxin which seriously affects your baby in the womb), through placenta (bloodstream) it reaches the baby in the womb.
EFFECTS OF DRINKING ALCOHOL DURING PREGNANCY
- Premature birth
- Stillborn child
- Damages the baby cells permanently
- Growth of baby’s organs or brain or face
- Damages your baby’s nervous system
- Various birth defects like slow learning process, very poor muscle coordination, behavioral problems
- Genital malformations
- Small brain and small body
- Irritability during infancy
- Hip dislocations
- Deformed ribs and sternum
- Curved spine
These affects mainly depends on:-
- Quantity of alcohol you consuming
- You consuming alcohol at what stage of pregnancy
- If consuming then how often
There are some experts who concluded that baby born with learning difficulties or some memory problems are may be because their mother’s consumed alcohol in the last trimester. This is the crucial time when the baby’s brain is developing. Drinking on regular basis or binge drinking is really harmful for the developing babies. Regular drinking more than 9 units a week may lead to attention problems in the babies with low IQ.
Alcohol being a toxin interferes in the development of the unborn child as the baby is unable to get enough nourishment or oxygen for the development of the body organs as well as the brain. Babies born to alcohol drinking mothers can have serious lifetime problems.
Those women who are addicted to consuming alcohol need to consult immediately so as to not pose any problem to the health of the unborn child. Here we are with some options:-
- Consult your doctor or health care provider
- You can find a substance abuse treatment
- You can consult local crisis intervention
this is all that we can recommend and advise you but the final decision if of the expecting mother’s to whether give up drinking or not. The life of their child is totally in the hands of themselves. They can care; they can play with their lives which ultimately depend on their choice. If you can’t really give up then there are many treatments available as well as you can attend some counseling sessions as well by consulting your doctor.
Are you expecting a baby? Are you consuming alcohol? Don’t you think it’s affecting your baby?