Alcohol And Pregnancy: How Does It Affect Your Baby?

Alcohol And Pregnancy: How Does It Affect Your Baby?


Because most pregnancies are unplanned, many alcoholic mothers expose their unborn babies to extreme risks due to alcohol consumption.


Potential mothers should be aware of the risks associated with an unplanned pregnancy and the use of alcohol.


You see, when alcohol is absorbed into the mother’s bloodstream, it can easily cross the placenta and expose the baby to alcohol.


Because the baby’s organs are not fully developed, they have difficulty clearing alcohol from its system and this can potentially cause harm to the baby,


Some of the effects of alcohol on the baby include:


  • -Premature birth
  • -Low birthweight
  • -Cognitive and physical deformities
  • -Heart defects
  • -Effects that happen later in the child’s life such as aggression and behavioral problems.
  • -Worst case scenario: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


So what is the limit on alcohol if you are pregnant? Our advice: Don’t drink at all or don’t get pregnant. It's just not worth putting your child at risk.


Are you planning to have kids? If so, now is a good time to stop drinking alcohol.

Alcohol And Pregnancy: How Does It Affect Your Baby?