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The Fetus and Alcohol – Drinking alcohol during pregnancy

28 June 2010 One Comment

The Fetus and Alcohol

Are the pregnant women that usually drink alcohol will have an impact on the fetus? Yes, in 1986 a French physician, P. Lemoine found a relationship disorders suffered by 127 children during pregnancy, called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

Fetal Alcohol SyndromeAffect intelligence. Jennifer A. Willdrof of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, U.S., in 2006 found that children born to mothers who drink alcohol, the level of brilliance 2-7 points lower than other children’s in same age. Paul D. Connor of the University of Washington, USA in 2005 research on pregnant women who drink alcohol since the first trimester. When a baby is born, at the age of 8 months, 18 months, 3 years, 6 years and 10 years, measured intelligence. Their cognitive ability is lower than the kids his age.

There is no agreement among experts about the safe amount of alcohol consumed by pregnant women. There is a declared safe to drink only occasionally, there are also completely banned. The express safe eg Dr.Jaquez Moritz, Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, said 14-15% of pregnant women in the U.S. drink alcohol once a week. If not drink every day, according to him does not affect the fetus. Meanwhile, Steven Gans, MD, in an article “If You’re Drinking, Your Baby Is Too,” he believed a drop of alcohol that drinks by pregnant women remained a risk of fetal defect. U.S. obstetricians Union also expressly forbidden to pregnant women drink alcohol despite a drop or zero points.

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