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Things you need to know

Things you need to know

Alcohol during pregnancy

Alcohol during pregnancy

Alcohol during pregnancy can pass on to the placenta and to the unborn baby through your blood. Your fetus cannot process any quantity of alcohol due to the restricted development of body organs. Alcohol can interrupt the baby’s growth leading to several birthing and pregnancy complications. 

 

There is no amount of alcohol safe during pregnancy.

Side effects of alcohol during pregnancy

Side effects of alcohol during pregnancy

Common side-effects of alcohol during pregnancy include:

 

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a chronic condition in children whose mothers have excessive amounts of alcohol during their pregnancy. This condition causes brain damage as well as other growth and development problems in children leading to physical deformities, restrictions to brain development and behavioural issues.

 

Symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome are:

 

FAQs
FAQs

Alcohol can affect the baby right from early pregnancy i.e. during the 1st trimester. 

No amount of alcohol is considered safe during pregnancy. 

Mothers can experience a loss of the pregnancy, preterm delivery and childbirth and labour complications.