At no other time addiction is so dangerous as in pregnancy because relapse can result in congenital health problems in the baby.
Heavy drinking during pregnancy can result in health problems for the baby that can continue to affect him or her even after many years. The liver of the unborn inside the mother's womb is unable to fully process alcohol just an adult's. Many children that are born with disabilities are as a result of their mothers using alcohol when they were pregnant. 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 baby is likely to receive any alcohol taken by the mother through the flow of blood.
It is unfortunate though that some pregnant women forget the potential harm to their children and continues to ingest alcohol while pregnant. If you have an alcohol problem and are pregnant, seek help without any delay.
Untypical facial features in babies, coupled with signs of attention, anger, or mood disorders is a sign of foetal alcohol syndrome. It's not very easy to tell how alcohol affects the child in the womb since each mother and her baby are different.
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD for short) is an umbrella term given to every disorder arising from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Some of these effect are not severe.
These disorders include:
Atypically small head
Cardiac and spinal related defects
Lower than the average height
Poor eyesight and low hearing range
Mood, attention, or anger disorders
Heart, kidney or bone-related problems
Alcohol Dependency In Pregnant Mothers
Intake of alcohol while pregnant, notwithstanding the amount is considered by many medical practitioners as alcohol abuse . If a pregnant woman indulges in alcohol abuse, the child can suffer from a terrible FAS situation.
When the content of alcohol in the blood is 0.08 percent or more, it is a sign of binge drinking, which occurs when too much alcohol, approximately 4 drinks, is consumed in just a couple of hours. Babies who are exposed to alcohol while in the womb of the abusing mother is predisposed to develop dangerous birth defects or disorders even during maturity.
CDCP in the UK reported that 10% of pregnant women has a limited intake of alcohol while 2% excessively drinks.
The Proportion Of Alcohol Addicted Mothers
There are so many risks that follow to any expectant mother that is equally addicted to alcohol. Neither alcohol dependency nor pregnancy is an insensitive issue. Kindness and love is required in treating expectant mothers who are equally alcohol abusers.
Please seek immediate assistance if you or someone you know is battling addiction while being pregnant. Contact our certified specialists right away to get connected with counsellors and experts in addiction treatment today call 0800 772 3971.