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The Effects Of Alcohol While Pregnant

Feb 7, 2008
It's quite amazing really that on average nine out of ten women actually enjoy a nice alcoholic beverage. But what most women don't know is what limit of alcohol can be consumed while pregnant and that many doctors are saying that this behaviour can lead to birth defects. The simple fact of the matter is that the alcohol passes into the placenta and directly into the foetuse's bloodstream which can lead to stunting its growth. This is serious so let's just look into this a bit more.

Every single drop of alcohol consumed will naturally pass into the foetuses bloodstream and this can be devastating during the first three months of pregnancy affecting both the brain and body's natural development. Although it becomes quite clear what alcohol can cause on the short term, there are also unseen consequences for the future as statistically these babies will go on to be alcoholics at a later stage in their lives.

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Not many women know this but drinking alcohol just before your pregnant is the most harmful way of effecting the development of your baby. You should also know that cutting down or stopping alcohol will make a great difference to your baby's health and growth. But you should also know and be aware, that once the damage has been done, you cannot reverse it. So think about your baby's health before you consume your next alcoholic drink.

So just to sum up really and I can only stress the point that if you are or considering to become pregnant, that you quit drinking now. Another relevant point is that if your partner is a heavy drinker it could lead to a lower than average sperm count, so maybe you could support each other in giving up alcohol. If you need support you can find some really good reviews here...http://www.stopdrinkingadvice.org
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