For a healthy growing fetus a mother to be must stay away from alcohol. Alcohol during pregnancy is a BIG NO as it proves to be a threat to the fetus developing in the mother’s womb.
Excessive alcohol consumption during pregnancy can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the babies.
Why pregnancy means abstinence from alcohol for you?
— Alcohol passes the placenta and enters the fetus’ blood supply. This may cause stunted growth, various facial and structural abnormalities.
— Also, may cause some amount of brain damage in the fetus.
— It may even lead to fetal death.
— Problems pertaining to memory, attention, communication and learning are seen as kids with FAS grow up.
Avoiding alcohol is the the only way to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and hence ensure safety of a the growing fetus in your womb.
A child suffering from FAS should be given early interventional treatment services so as to improve his/her development.
Remember, when you are pregnant, there are two lives, not just one!