But, that biotechnology doesn't exist (not yet, anyway) and most mothers-to-be are oblivious that baby-making has begun until several weeks into it. In the meantime, they are apt to have done many things they wouldn't have done if only they had known.
Luckily, this is a concern that you can forget about. There's no evidence that a couple of drinks on a few occasions very early in pregnancy can influence harm on a developing embryo. So you, and others, can let this one go.
That said, it's definitely time to change your choice of drinks. If you continue to drink regularly throughout your pregnancy, you risk a wide variety of problems in the baby, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Alcohol enters the fetal bloodstream in about the same concentrations present in the mother's blood. Meaning, each drink the mother takes is shared with the baby.
Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers:
It would be great if a doctor could interject here and tell us the risk of 2 or 2 big drinking sessions in the first few weeks (and maybe further the next few weeks before we knew we were pregnant). There is a lot of conflicting information out there, and the most common thing to happen is that someone comes in and says "you shouldn't drink at all, are you crazy?", well how many people know they are pregnant in the first few weeks? We are trying to manage the risk of what has already happened. None of us are going to continue drinking, so let's start from here.
From conception to birth.
Very unlikely this would have any effect on the baby if it was a few drinks and a one time thing only. However, alcohol can have serious effects on a fetus, specially in the first three months while the babies major organs are being formed, so it is usually recommended that pregnant woman not drink at all during pregnancy.
Yes.Drinking alcohol has been linked to conditions that can harm a fetus, or even cause a miscarriage. Yes, the foetus is another name for a baby growing in its mothers womb and alcohol can definitely kill it.
It is a fact that drinking any alcohol during pregnancy can be harmful to the fetus.
The jury is still out on that. At present there is no reason to believe that drinking by the father at the time of conception poses a threat to the fetus. However, drinking problems tend to be inherited, and there may well be problems later in life.
fetal alcohol syndrome
no. it is due to the expectant mother drinking alcohol over a period of time affecting the fetus. Each time an expectant mother drinks and or smokes, so does the fetus.
No but it will cause damage to the fetus who will not grow correctly and be born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Drinking small amounts of alcohol have been proven to NOTbe harmful to an unborn baby....Just don't get trashed...
Heavy drinking for a long period of time will increase the risk for miscarriage but most likely will the fetus get Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Nothing, there is no fetus for the Ethanol to harm, it should be your last meeting with alcohol until the baby is born however.
You should never drink any amount of alcohol during pregnancy. There is research showing that very small amounts can have an effect on a fetus and cause birth defects. Drinking any amount of alcohol can cause FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).
The fetus' heart beats eighteen days after conception.
Look up Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.... alcohol can have devastating effects on an unborn child.....don't chance it.
It's not a good idea for a woman to drink alcohol while she is pregnant because she is not drinking for herself, and it will affect the growth of the fetus. It could possibly kill the baby before it's born.
absolutely! the booze goes directly into the bloodstream into the fetus.
Yes, drinking too much alcohol will cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder which will cause physical and mental problems of the fetus.
Drinking alcohol when pregnant can cause harm to the unborn fetus and is therefore classed as a poison during pregnancy. The alcohol can cause the fetus to be deprived of oxygen and nutrition; it could also cause fetal alcohol syndrome after birth, which can lead to mental and physical deformities.
Drinking any amount of alcohol during pregnancy can effect the health of the developing fetus in more ways than one. It can cause serious birth defects, mental problems, miscarriage, and FAS (fetal alcohool syndrome).
The conception date is the date upon which a female became pregnant, when a fetus was conceived.
The fetus gets its gender at conception. If the egg is fertilized with a Y chromosome, the fetus is a male. If it is fertilized with an X chromosome, it is female