Drinking During The Maternity Period
It can be said that pregnancy while recovering from addiction is very dangerous especially when it comes to the effects of relapse to both the mother and the unborn.
The health of the child in the womb can be permanently damaged when the mother is indulging in alcohol. The liver of a baby in the womb is not equipped to process alcohol like the liver of a grown-up person. Many children that are born with disabilities are as a result of their mothers using alcohol when they were pregnant. 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.
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. They should the seek assistance during these period of being pregnant.
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Learning About Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
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 is not possible to know how consuming alcohol during pregnancy will affect the baby.
Experts have determined that all health problems from alcohol exposure before both as foetal alcohol spectrum disorders [FASD]. It is uncommon with spectrum disorders though that some cases are not as serious as any other cases.
These disorders include
- Unusual tiny brains and heads
- Problems with the heart and the spinal cord
- Being extremely short
- Low body weight
- Mental Impairment or retardation
- Vision and hearing defects
- Behavioural issues
- Slow and even delayed physiological development
- Kidney, heart and bone complications
Alcohol Misuse While Pregnancy
Intake of alcohol while pregnant, notwithstanding the amount is considered by many medical practitioners as alcohol abuse . 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.
The Statistics Of Pregnant Women Drinking
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.
If you or someone for whom you care is pregnant and has an alcohol problem, seek help immediately. Our trained medical professionals will enrol you in an abuse therapy scheme if you contact us today on 0800 772 3971!