Drinker and smoker and one month pregnant... AM terrified!

Jaden - posted on 09/13/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am 1 month pregant. I have been having a glass of wine every before i found out but i still year for it so we have a drink (2 glasses) every 3 days. I am scared to death about somethiing going wrong so i stopped. But i just need some support from my fellow mothers to get through this. Its so tough. And i also used to be a smoker but i stopped myself. Terrify me so i dont even think about it. :-( Oh gosh. SHould i also check the baby in the third month to be sure everything is ok? Thanks.


Bobbie - posted on 09/13/2012




Stay connected to that fear to harm your baby to keep you from over indulging in drink. From conception a child is affected by consumption of alcohol. What can it do? Here is a website that will shock you into rethinking those drinks every three days.

Excerpt from the website below......While many people drink, alcohol is poisonous to the child that grows inside the womb. The ingestion of even one alcoholic beverage per week during pregnancy the baby in development can be exposed to the risk of serious birth defects. A small amount of alcohol can cause permanent damage to the child. The use of alcohol during pregnancy can cause serious problems in children and adolescents:

* Infants may show slow growth and developmental delay, unusual facial features, irritability, brain and neurological disorders, mental retardation and problems with their attachment to their fathers.

* Kids and school-age children may have problems with learning, low tolerance for frustration, inadequate social boundaries and difficulty reading.

* Teenagers can have continuous learning problems, depression, anxiety and inappropriate sexual behavior.


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