Residential Detox in Pompano | What Are the Risks of Drinking While Pregnant?

Last Updated: Dec 14th 2020

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Residential Detox in Pompano | What Are the Risks of Drinking While Pregnant?

If you are a woman that just became pregnant and have an alcohol dependency, the consequences for you and your child can be fatal. Educate yourself with the below risks and contact our residential detox in Pompano.

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Effects of Alcohol on Fetus

A fetus receives the same amount of alcohol that is consumed by the mother, But, a fetus processes the alcohol at a much slower pace, which causes a higher blood alcohol level than the mother. This often results in a miscarriage.

When a baby is carried to full term while being exposed to alcohol, there’s a risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Some of the physical effects includes:

  • Low birth weight 
  • Retardation
  • Problems with vital organs
  • Brain damage  

Babies boring with FASD might deal with intellectual problems as well, such as:

  • Low IQ 
  • Hyperactivity 
  • Learning disabilities
  • Impaired reasoning skills.

Effects of Alcohol on Mother

Drinking while pregnant not only causes fatal issues for the unborn child, but it also has negative effects on the Mother. These risks include physical and mental consequences. Some of the physical risks include injuries due to falls, seizures, malnutrition, and various types of cancer.

Contact Our Residential Detox in Pompano

Are you pregnant and suffer with addiction? Get help for yourself and your unborn child at 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, Florida. You can begin the road to recovery. Contact us at (855) 425-4846 as soon as possible to learn more about treating an addiction and living the life you deserve.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.