Why Is Alcohol So Dangerous For Babies? How Much Alcohol Can A Pregnant Woman Drink?

Above: Why Is Alcohol So Dangerous For Babies?

When women drink while pregnant, there is a chance that it will severely damage the brain of the fetus, but what happens to a baby if the baby gets drunk outside of the womb? Did you realize that given the same exact amount of alcohol, the level of intoxication varies according to physiological and biological factors such as being a baby girl instead of a baby boy as well as the amount of muscle versus fat in the baby’s body?

Alcohol affects two crucial parts of a baby’s brain which are extremely vulnerable when a baby is developing. This drinking of alcohol by a developing baby girl or baby boy can result in irreversible brain changes or even brain damage that can impact decision making, personality, memory, and learning.

How Much Alcohol Can A Pregnant Woman Drink?

Above: How Much Alcohol Can A Pregnant Woman Drink?

Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the United States, and is introducing a new campaign aimed at preventing pregnant women from drinking. Home pregnancy tests have been placed in the bathrooms of bars and restaurants across the state. Why is drinking alcohol bad for a developing fetus? We explain some of the birth defects that can occur when a pregnant woman drinks, and why it can be very dangerous for the fetus and developing baby.

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