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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. Zahid Niazi
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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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Does drinking in 4 weeks of pregnancy effects baby in any way? Such a alcohol syndrom?

Does drinking in 4 weeks of pregnancy effects baby in any way? Such a alcohol syndrom?

No alcohol: The drinking of alcohol when pregnant, especially in the first trimester, but also all throughout pregnancy is not recommended. If you had one drink by mistake, that would not cause fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Stop now : Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by prolonged alcohol exposure. 2 nights of drinking when you were only 3-4 weeks pregnant is not going to cause an issue. It is important that you avoiding drinking now. ...Read more

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Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more

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Please tell me can drinking alcohol while pregnant not harm the baby at all?

Please tell me can drinking alcohol while pregnant not harm the baby at all?

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

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I have never had a problem drinking alcohol. I find myself getting sick from 1 drink all the sudden. Could it be early pregnancy?

Not quite: If concerned about pregnancy do test after missing period. You may avoid alcohol or rephrase question about what adverse effects you get from alcohol. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol affect the results of a pregnancy test?

Could drinking alcohol affect the results of a pregnancy test?

May: Alcohol is a diuretic and may dilute the urine enough to alter the results of a test. If you are planning to be pregnant, you should abstain from alcohol entirely. Alcohol intake during pregnancy is the commonest avoidable cause of mental retardation in the newborn. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

No, it does not: Drinking alcohol will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, though, your drinking alcohol can affect your baby's development. ...Read more

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Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read more

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