ASK OUR EXPERTS

Choose Topic
Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Home »  Pregnancy »  Is alcohol safe during pregnancy?

Is alcohol safe during pregnancy?

No one knows exactly what harmful effects even the smallest amount of alcohol has on a developing baby

Is alcohol safe during pregnancy?

No one knows exactly what harmful effects even the smallest amount of alcohol has on a developing baby.

Is alcohol safe during pregnancy? Here are the top 5 updates

  1. Alcohol and pregnancy don't go together. No one knows exactly what harmful effects even the smallest amount of alcohol has on a developing baby.
  2. All public health officials in India recommend that pregnant women, as well as women who are trying to conceive, should steer clear of alcohol entirely.
  3. When a pregnant woman drinks, the alcohol quickly travels through her bloodstream and reaches the baby. The baby breaks down alcohol more slowly, so she may end up with higher levels of blood alcohol than the pregnant lady herself.
  4. Scientific studies have shown that alcohol increases the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth. It can also lead to low birth weight, and cognitive problems with the child like slow learning abilities, problems with speech, attention span, language etc.
  5. "Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" (FASD) is the term experts use to describe the range of problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. It can result in a lifelong condition characterised by poor growth (in the womb, after birth, or both), abnormal facial features, and damage to the central nervous system. So, pregnant ladies are advised to abstain from alcohol completely.
Was this Article Helpful Yes or No

................... Advertisement ...................

   

FAQ

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

Latest stories

Swine Flu Kills 11 In Nagpur, 4 In Indore: Tips To Prevent Swine Flu

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00:13 IST
As many as 11 people died of swine flu in the Nagpur division in the past two days, taking the death toll 73 for the year, whereas four deaths were reported in Indore in a matter of past 24 hours.

Breathing Dirty Air May Lead To Kidney Failure: Study

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:00:58 IST
Air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, which can lead to the failure of the organ, a study has warned.

Sexual Touch At An Early Age May Lead To Early Puberty

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:02 IST
German researchers found that women who were touched on their genitals at a young age experience changes in their brain and that touch triggers puberty.

Moderate Physical Activity For A Healthy Heart, Longer Life

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:23 IST
A recent study concludes that 1 in every 12 global deaths could be prevented, if all of us adhered to at-least 30 minutes of exercise each day, or 2.5 hours in week. Read on to know moderate exercising could help prevent heart disease and help you live longer.

11 Infants Being Treated For The E-Coli Infection At PGIMER

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:42 IST
The PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) battles against the outbreak of E-Coli infection in its Neonatal ICU. 1 infants are getting treatment for this infection at the moment, hospital sources reveal.