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How does alcohol affect a pregnant mother?

How does alcohol affect a pregnant mother?

Drinking alcohol of any kind during pregnancy can cause premature labor, miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of developmental, physical, mental, and emotional disabilities and disorders in the baby, collectively referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Does your body reject alcohol when you're pregnant?

The risks of drinking while pregnant Your baby's body breaks down alcohol more slowly than yours does, so your little one may end up with a higher level of blood alcohol, and be exposed to alcohol for a longer time than you would be. Drinking during pregnancy creates a number of potential risks for your baby.

Where in the mother's body does alcohol impact the baby?

Alcohol can pass from the mother's blood into the baby's blood. It can damage and affect the growth of the baby's cells. Brain and spinal cord cells are most likely to have damage. The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) describes the range of alcohol effects on a child.