Drinking During The Maternity Period
An addiction during pregnancy can assume alarming proportions because the consequences of a relapse can leave permanent damages on the baby.
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. Many women abstain from alcohol completely so that their unborn baby will not be liable to dangers.
Any alcohol consumed by the pregnant mother during the pregnancy enters the bloodstream and is capable of reaching the baby.
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.
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Getting To Know What Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Is
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. However, getting to know how the use of alcohol by the mother affected the child is very hard since the effects tend to vary.
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD for short) is an umbrella term given to every disorder arising from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Some cases of FASD are severe while some are not.
FASD and its effects to the child
- The size of the head being extremely small
- Defects in the spine and heart
- Significantly small or dwarfism
- Mental Impairment or retardation
- Problems with hearing and vision
- Mood, attention, or anger disorders
- Hindered body growth
- Internal organ and bone issues
Alcohol Dependency In Pregnant Mothers
Doctors had been maintaining that the use of alcohol during pregnancy is an abuse because it can potentially impact the baby. If the mother is extremely addicted to drinking, the effects will be intense on the baby.
Taking alcohol up to four times in two hours can lead to an abuse that will cause the blood to have about 0.08% content of alcohol, that is how binge drinking is explained. A womb-to-tomb health disorder can develop in the baby if the mother consumes alcohol during pregnancy.
CDCP in the UK reported that 10% of pregnant women has a limited intake of alcohol while 2% excessively drinks.
The Statistics Of Pregnant Women Drinking
There is always an underlying reason as to why a woman is addicted to alcohol even during her pregnancy period. We should always handle with care any matters to do with alcohol over dependency and pregnancy. Kindness and love is required in treating expectant mothers who are equally alcohol abusers.
You can help them get the assistance they need to overcome this condition. Our specialists can help you find the right treatment, so contact them now on 0800 246 1509.