There is much talk that the odd drink while pregnant won’t harm the baby but that is not the case. Learn about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome now.

The dangers of Alcohol are becoming more pronounced by the day. Drinking has become a National sport and addiction is all too real.

There is a lot of conflicting advice about so-called safe levels for men and women. More worryingly, however, is there are still many who think the odd drink won’t harm baby when pregnant.

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What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

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If you drink alcohol whilst pregnant, you are at risk of potentially giving birth to a baby with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome also referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

The range of Alcohol-induced defects can be anywhere from mild to severe. This can result in obvious physical and mental birth defects. There are also facial characteristics that are consistent with the disorder.

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How Much Alcohol Is Safe While Pregnant?

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Whether you are pregnant or not, the latest research seems to suggest that there is no real safe level when it comes to alcohol. So, if you are pregnant or even trying to get pregnant, the best way to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is to leave it out altogether.

Even the alcohol consumed in the first week of pregnancy can be detrimental. This means you may be completely unaware that you are pregnant and still drinking.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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It is common for parents to blame themselves. They feel responsible and the guilt can manifest into shame.

The alcohol essentially pickles the unborn babies brain and affected children can exhibit extreme anger and tantrums, disobedience and difficulty in following instructions.

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Alcohol And Women

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The children may take a long time to perform simple tasks and the long term consequences can be extreme. They are at risk of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, jail, and homelessness.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be likened to a permanent brain injury. Behavioral and learning issues are particularly prevalent but it is the long term prospects for the child that are most alarming.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Video

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Proper diagnosis at an early age is therefore critical. This 5-minute video from FASD Hub Australia is a must watch and has some excellent, very helpful information that will help to give you a more complete understanding of this condition.

We highly recommend that you watch and share with everyone that you know. Click Play above to view now ^

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As mentioned earlier in our article, Alcohol is not only doing you damage when you are pregnant, it is something you should seriously consider cutting down, or better still, why not give it up altogether!

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