Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
First Trimester
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

How does alcohol effect the fetus in the first term of pregnancy?


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2016-05-05 16:37:19
2016-05-05 16:37:19

If your pregnant you shouldn't have any alchool. You never know what is developing at that time. If you were drinking when your baby is developing a nose, eyes, mouth, brain, any part of the body you could mess it up. things won't develop the way they are supposed to. But i guess it just a roll of the dice...wether or not anything is developing...and no one can tell you what exactally is forming on what day...are you willing to take that chance?

Answer 2: Children whose mothers drank even moderates amount of alcohol during pregnancy can suffer from diasabilities, including behavioral problems and learning deficits. You don't have to be an alcoholic to hurt your baby remarks Professor Ann Streissguth, of the fetal alcohol and drug unit at the University of Washington, "you just have to be drinking enough and pregnant." No minimal dose has ever been established below which there are no risks. The wisest course for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy may be not to drink any alcohol at all. See Jehovah's Witnesses official website 10/8/05 Awake under Alcohol Misuse and Health.


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Alcohol consumption anytime in a pregnancy is dangerous to the fetus

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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.

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Yes everything you put into your body affects the fetus one way or another. Drugs, drinking and smoking are the worse. They will affect the development of the baby and may cause brain damage and other problems.

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The embryo develops into a fetus after the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

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