An addiction during pregnancy can assume alarming proportions because the consequences of a relapse can leave permanent damages on the baby.
Alcoholism during pregnancy is found to be very detrimental to the unborn. This is because the body organs of the unborn child are not well developed to tolerate the effects of alcohol such as their 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. Majority of expecting mothers shun alcohol completely to be on the safe side.
The foetus usually comes in contact with the alcohol drank by the mother.
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.
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is always associated with the people that have anger issues, mood swings and lack of focus. Due to the variables involved in the study, there are no conclusive findings on how alcohol impacts the child during pregnancy.
Health issues directly attributed to foetal alcohol exposure are referred to as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). It is uncommon with spectrum disorders though that some cases are not as serious as any other cases.
FASD and its effects to the child:
Defects in the spine and heart
Significantly small or dwarfism
Abnormally low weight
Vision and hearing defects
Hindered body growth
Problems with the heart, kidney or bones
The Use Of Alcohol When Expectant
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.
The amount of 0.08% blood alcohol is considered is categorized under binge drinking which can be translated to 4 shots/drinks in a span of two hours. It is rather unfortunate but all babies who are exposed to alcohol within the womb risk the development of a lifelong disorder.
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.
Percentages Of Pregnant Women Drinking
If a pregnant woman is struggling with alcohol dependency it is likely that her condition is not disclosing her true situation. Pregnancy and substance abuse do not go together well. 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 trained medical professionals will enrol you in an abuse therapy scheme if you contact us today on 0800 772 3971!