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What Happens When A Pregnant Woman Drinks Alcohol
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Drank alcohol until discovered pregnant @ 4wks- 2 nights of heavy drinking @wk3. Harm the baby? Alcohol in 1st tri cause baby to grow slowly/measure off?
Yes, it's possible: but NOT RECOMMENDED to consume any alcohol at all while pregnant. The risks of having a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder-affected child, even in the heaviest of drinkers, is about 20-30%, so even heavy drinkers may have babies who appear unaffected. In those who have very occasional alcohol during pregnancy, there isn't much evidence of harm, but if you are willing to risk your baby's health,DON'T ...Read more
If you take 20mg citalopram and didn no you were pregnant and had a night out drinking alcohol would it be harmful ?
Pregnancy: While alcohol has been associated with certain birth defects and syndromes, there is not a correlation with a certain number of drinks and these effects. Citalopram is not known whether it really has an effect or not. At this point all you can do is don't drink anymore and see your ob/gyn. And congrats! :). ...Read more
Hello Dr, Im 2 weeks delayed. but negative pregnacy test. lately Im so stress and always drinking alcohol. is there any possibilities that im pregnant?
You tell me: if you have had unprotected sex in the last several weeks, then you could be pregnant, and even if you used birth control, most of them (with the exception of depoprovera and several kinds of IUD) have failure rates between 1-3% or so, sometimes higher if they are not properly used (like condoms). Unless you are certain you would not carry a pregnancy to term, STOP DRINKING.Repeat the test/see OB. ...Read more
I'm feeling symptoms of pregnancy, does drinking a margarita can affect the embryo if I'm pregnant? Even if I never drink alcohol.
Why does drinking alcohol cause your stomach to blow up like a pregnant belly, why does the weight only sit in the stomach and not in other places?
Alcoholism: It doesn't in general. You are describing a situation that sounds like too much alcohol too often. Most people do not have any effects as you describe them. I would try at least a thirty day trial of not drinking to see how your GI system works when it is not being stressed by alcohol. ...Read more
I just found out that i'm 3 weeks pregnant and i've been drinking alcohol and taking cold medicine for a cold. Have i harmed my unborn child?
You can't go back : Congratulations on your pregnancy! it is impossible to know but the chance of significant harm is low. Whatever done is done--you can't go back. I would stop all those now and start taking prenatal vitamins, eat healthy, exercise regularly, don't smoke/do drugs, and course consult your doc/ob physician for evaluation and plan for the remainder of your pregnancy. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
If i was pregnant 7weeks without knowing and had a girls night out drinking alcohol vodkas a lot. And take citalopram wud I have really damaged baby?
Vodka: You are probably alright with only one episode of drinking, but make sure you refrain from alcolhol from now on. ...Read more
If i drank alcohol before knowing i was pregnant would my torso feel sort of bruised the day after in reaction to drinking alcohol in early pregnancy?
I have no clue: And don't quite understand what you mean about "torso feeling bruised." what risks there are to your unborn baby are probably relatively small, but that depends on how much drinking you were doing and how often. Your obstetrics provider can do a variety of tests to look at the baby's health, but this would be usually done somewhat later in the pregnancy. Your doctor should evaluate your pain. ...Read more
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