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Nov 5, 2007

Do you know why pregnant women should not drink?

Prof. Know Why answers:

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should stop drinking alcohol altogether or at least restrict to moderate drinking Рthe doctors advice. Because by exceeding the recommended limit they often put their babies at risk. But do women ever pay any serious attention on this clich̩ warning, ever? If not, all you women better know the consequences now, than be sorry, later!

Although, moderate drinking like up to two units once or twice a week is permissible, total abstinence is always desirable – as the doctors say. Heavy drinking can cause Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, an incurable condition resulting in retardation, poor memory and in the worst cases, facial abnormalities. Surveys say, about one in 1,000 babies are born with the syndrome each year, worldwide.

But a milder condition, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, is more common, affecting more than 6,000 children each year in Britain alone, and is a leading cause of learning difficulties.

Because many women do not realize that they are pregnant for the first few months, the advice is extended to those trying to conceive as well. And if a pregnant woman chooses to carry on drinking, she should not get drunk and keep to the recommended limit of one to two units once or twice a week in order to minimize risks to the baby.

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1 comment:

Davide said...

Very good article, a lot of woman doesn't know alcohol effects during pregnancy. In the project i'm working (www.sprizziamo.it) we have a lot of thing to say to young woman we found in our event, they very don't know the problem related to alcohol and fetal effects.