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Can Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol?

Dec 21st 2015 at 1:44 AM

We are presenting the two positions that exist regarding alcohol consumption during pregnancy, so you evaluate the implications of this There is great debate regarding that if pregnant women can drink alcohol during pregnancy, if it is not advisable to drink alcohol during pregnancy because it can be harmful for the fetus that if nothing happens for a drink that is a myth. Not clear too many women whether or not consuming alcohol during pregnancy and the scientific community does not.

The positions in this regard tend to vary, even from the medical point of view. Here are two positions of specialists, according to the El pays newspaper, so you evaluate if it is recommended to consume alcohol during pregnancy:Doctors Tell This Way

According to the pediatricians and researchers Mary Mather and Kate Wiles, any organ of the United Kingdom recommended clear abstention from alcohol during pregnancy. Without however, the Department of health, recommends that if a woman chooses to drink alcohol, does not exceed the four units a week.

Furthermore, the National Institute for health and care of excellence (NICE) recommended to avoid alcohol consumption in the first three months of pregnancy, as it can be associated with miscarriage.

On the other hand the current posture in the United States, is that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed safely is not known and there is no evidence that alcohol is beneficial for the embryo and fetal development.

Likewise, the teratogenicity effects, which have not been denied, including fetal alcohol syndrome, mental retardation, anomalies of development and behavior and a low weight at birth.

On the other hand, in accordance with the gynecologist Patrick O'Brien, an intense consumption of alcohol during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. In addition to the consumption of alcohol during the first months of pregnancy can cause premature abortion. So the specialist recommended to refrain from drinking alcohol completely

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