No Alcohol While Pregnant, Pediatricians Urge

 

Study: No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy

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Infant Mental Health: No smoking or drinking alcohol during pregnancy

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The Effects of Alcohol during Pregnancy (Documentary, 2004)

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Don’t drink any alcohol during pregnancy

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Doctors still urge no drinking while pregnant

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No amount of alcohol safe for pregnant women, report advises

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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

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MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News)—While some studies have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant. No alcohol during pregnancy, says pediatricians group CNN In an effort to put a rest to any debate about drinking during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics. FASDs are preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Why Alcohol is Dangerous. Alcohol in the mother’s blood passes to the baby through the umbilical cord. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. These disabilities are known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).

No Alcohol During Pregnancy is the Safest Choice In this video, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains why there is no type of alcohol and no amount of alcohol safe during pregnancy. An estimated 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which can result in birth defects, intellectual or learning disabilities, behavior problems and trouble learning life skills. Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. No one knows exactly what potential harmful effects even the smallest amount of alcohol can have on a developing baby.

Experts at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as other public health officials in the United States recommend that pregnant women (and women who are trying to conceive) play it safe by not drinking alcohol. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Alcohol and Pregnancy, February 2005. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Alcohol and Women, August 2015. American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP Says No Amount of Alcohol Should Be Considered Safe During Pregnancy, October 2015.

In 1988, Congress passed the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act, which would add the well-known “women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy. Call to Action The U.S. Surgeon General warns pregnant women and women who may become pregnant to abstain from alcohol consumption to eliminate the chance of giving birth to a baby with any of the harmful effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs); 1 yet it is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which describe a range of effects that can happen to a fetus when a.

CONTEXT: Objective measurement of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is essential for identifying children at risk for adverse outcomes, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Biomarkers have been advocated for use in universal screening programs, but their validity has not been comprehensively evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the validity of objective measures of.

While only a small number of women crave alcohol or drugs during pregnancy, the danger to your baby is too great to give in. Talk to your doctor about this to keep you and your baby safe.

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The current recommendation of the Surgeon General of the United States is to drink no alcohol at all during pregnancy, because even small amounts of alcohol can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

“Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain” by George F. Koob, Michael A. Arends, Michel Le Moal
from Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain
by George F. Koob, Michael A. Arends, Michel Le Moal
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The magnitude of the problem demands active intervention from the obstetricians to identify and counsel women who consume alcohol during pregnancy and ACOG (2004) have recommended to obstetricians to screen for alcohol abuse in the first prenatal visit.

“Practical Guide to High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery E-Book” by Fernando Arias, Amarnath G Bhide, Arulkumaran S, Kaizad Damania, Shirish N Daftary
from Practical Guide to High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery E-Book
by Fernando Arias, Amarnath G Bhide, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

So, for instance, even though alcohol is a direct neurotoxin, low-to-moderate alcohol use during all trimesters of pregnancy is not associated with increased risk of low birthweight, preterm delivery, or other perinatal outcomes (Lundsberg, Illuzzi, Belanger, Triche, & Bracken, 2015).

“Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition” by Charles H. Zeanah
from Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition
by Charles H. Zeanah
Guilford Publications, 2018

Your doctor will be familiar with the concerns and fears you have about how alcohol may affect your baby’s health, so don’t hesitate to tell her.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
from Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition
by Holly Roberts
Atria Books, 2008

Although effects are seen at all intake levels, the results are not conclusive.63 Approximately 50% of women consume alcohol on a moderate and occasional basis during pregnancy, although more abstain in the first trimester.64 This behavior is socially acceptable and considered normal.

“High Risk Pregnancy E-Book: Management Options Expert Consult” by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, Carl P. Weiner, Bernard Gonik
from High Risk Pregnancy E-Book: Management Options Expert Consult
by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Nevertheless, the American Academy of Pediatrics (1993) recommends that pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy should abstain from alcohol entirely.

“Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book” by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, Ellen Roy Elias, Heidi M. Feldman, William L. Coleman
from Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book
by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

No alcohol during pregnancy—ever—lead US pediatricians.

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from Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing E-Book: A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care
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Complete abstinence during pregnancy is recommended, because alcohol consumption in each trimester has been associated with abnormalities, and the lowest innocuous dose of alcohol is still not known.

“Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition” by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
from Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
Springer New York, 2011

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy may lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which causes a number of mental problems.

“Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior” by Gail S. Anderson
from Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior
by Gail S. Anderson
Taylor & Francis, 2006

For example, research carried out in the United Kingdom found women who were light drinkers (defined as 1 to 2 drinks per week) during pregnancy did not have a higher risk of producing children (aged up to 5 years) with cognitive or behavioural problems compared to abstinent mothers (Kelly et al. 2010).

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from Children’s needs parenting capacity: child abuse, parental mental illness, learning disability, substance misuse, and domestic violence
by Hedy Cleaver, Ira Unell, Great BritainDepartment for Education
Stationery Office, 2011

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  • thank u Doc, u just settled a case with my spouse and glad we wont be both drinking for a while, we just found out we pregnant.. Awesome educational stuff

  • We now know after new studies in the recent years at the university of California that men’s sperm can be damaged as well from drinking and is also causing birth defects similar to FASD. Not just the mom….multiply by two

  • Its almost like the majority of these “social” laws are emotionally motivated and as solid as a gust of wind. Shaming may be cathartic but it negatively reinforces the thing. “Don’t think of blue penguins.” Guess what image just went through your mind?

  • The fist case is absolutely severe. And the mother has issues herself. If those people (and I include the males) can’t see reason for themselves they should be sterilized. And of course the poor children ending in prison and taking drugs as well just to stop this vicious cycle