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Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?

Can there be any scientific proof between pregnant women drinking alcohol and having alcoholic children?

Maybe: Antenatal alcohol exposure can lead to a developmentally delayed or disabled child. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which can injure many organ systems & may affect the person for a lifetime. Antenatal alcohol exposure increases risk for adhd, & other neurologic conditions that predispose to alcoholism in later life. Doctors rightly advise against alcohol consumption during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is drinking non alcoholic wine pre operatively ok?

Is drinking non alcoholic wine pre operatively ok?

Probably yes: There are small amounts of alcohol in "non-alcoholic" wines and beers - about 0.5-1% (compared to 6-12%). My question would be whether you are drinking it because you had problems with alcohol previously, in which case my answer would be no. This is because it is very likely to serve as a trigger to drinking alcohol again. If you have not had a problem, it is not likely to cause any harm pre-op. ...Read more

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Is a person an alcoholic if they have been drinking two glasses of wine a night for the last twenty years?

Is a person an alcoholic if they have been drinking two glasses of wine a night for the last twenty years?

Not Necessarily: Alcoholism is defined as affecting a persons life to their detriment. Something they would do even knowing it is causing harm and it has a negative impact on them physically or in their family or job settings. I personally feel that the liver needs a rest from constant exposure so i usually recommend that people not drink every night. ...Read more

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I just drink wine, i'm not an alcoholic right?

I just drink wine, i'm not an alcoholic right?

It depends: Alcoholism is an addiction. If you drink wine, beer, or liquor in moderation and not because you have the urge that you must, that doesn't necessarily make you an alcoholic. If you drink regularly because you feel you need to, can't control your drinking, get withdrawal if you don't drink, get upset if people question you about it, or it affects your professional or personal life, then beware. ...Read more

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If you drink wine daily, at what point are you an alcoholic?

When u r concerned: When you are using despite negative consequences, you have a problem. Dont get caught up in amounts. ...Read more

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After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in the liver you would need a liver biopsy. Alcoholic fatty liver can then turn into cirrhosis, which is non-reversible. You can probably get away with a drink every now and then, but nothing on a daily / regular basis. ...Read more

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I drank a few alcoholic beverages before i found out i was pregnant, should I be worried? There were a couple nights i went out drinking before i realized i was pregnant. Is this something I should be worried about?

I drank a few alcoholic beverages before i found out i was pregnant, should I be worried? There were a couple nights i went out drinking before i realized i was pregnant.   Is this something I should be worried about?

Many : Many women indulge in one two many margaritas before they know they are pregnant and wind up beating themselves over the head for the next nine months. But please don’t be so hard on yourself. While alcohol and pregnancy aren’t exactly peas and carrots, a few nights of drinking in early pregnancy are unlikely to lead to problems. We don’t know exactly how much alcohol is safe in pregnancy, but what we do know is that it appears to take regular, sustained, high dose alcohol consumption to cause fetal alcohol syndrome, a severe disability characterized by mental retardation, birth defects, developmental delay, and a whole host of other abnormalities. What we don’t know is how much alcohol may cause what we call fetal alcohol spectrum disorders- which, in addition to the abnormalities associated with fetal alcohol syndrome also include more subtle problems, such as learning disabilities, behavioral issues like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), and psychiatric conditions. Elizabeth armstrong, phd, princeton professor and author of conceiving risk, bearing responsibility: fetal alcohol syndrome and the diagnosis of moral disorder agrees that women shouldn’t beat themselves up. “there is no epidemiologically sound evidence that an occasional drink during pregnancy will harm the developing fetus. However, many women have indeed been made to feel as if they are ‘terrible mothers’ if they even so much as contemplate having a drink while pregnant.” your best bet is to steer clear or at least limit alcohol intake once you know you’re pregnant, but if you slipped up before you knew, give yourself a hug and let it go. You can’t change the past, and the future is bright. ...Read more

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Would something happen to the stitches or to my teeth if i drink wine or some alcoholic beverage?

Would something happen to the stitches or to my teeth if i drink wine or some alcoholic beverage?

No harm: Alcohol or wine would not affect stitches. However, do not use alcohol if you are taking any pain medications. ...Read more

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