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Drinkin while pregnant

my cousin didn't know she was pregnant but she didn't no and she has been drinkin liquor what could happen to her baby? an is there anything to help it now?

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If she wasn't getting roaring drunk on a regular basis, there shouldn't be any harm. But she should stop drinking (and smoking if she does that) now that she knows. She should be under a doctor's care.

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I think it would be good for her to see a physician. I am not sure how much damage has been done if any at all. A Doctor would be able to help.

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I know a lot of people that have drank durin their first/2nd trimester and not known they were preg. I'd see a doc, but the baby is prob ok. She just needs to not drink anything else. from here on out

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Using or abusing alcohol during pregnancy can cause the same risks as using alcohol in general. However, it poses extra risks to the unborn baby. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it easily passes across the placenta to the fetus. Because of this, drinking alcohol can harm the baby's development.
A pregnant woman who drinks any amount of alcohol is at risk for having a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. No "safe" level of alcohol use during pregnancy has been established. Larger amounts of alcohol appear to increase the problems. Binge drinking is more harmful than drinking small amounts of alcohol.
Timing of alcohol use during pregnancy is also important. Alcohol use appears to be the most harmful during the first 3 months of pregnancy; however, drinking alcohol any time during pregnancy can be harmful.

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I didn't say it was safe, but it didn't necessarily damage the baby. She just needs to go check and see. If it was the first trimester, the baby is prob fine.
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That's when my sis accidentally drank was the first trimester, and he baby was fine. It's not guranteed to be harmed.
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It depends on how far along she is.

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Using or abusing alcohol during pregnancy can cause the same risks as using alcohol in general. However, it poses extra risks to the unborn baby. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it easily passes across the placenta to the fetus. Because of this, drinking alcohol can harm the baby's development.
A pregnant woman who drinks any amount of alcohol is at risk for having a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. No "safe" level of alcohol use during pregnancy has been established. Larger amounts of alcohol appear to increase the problems. Binge drinking is more harmful than drinking small amounts of alcohol.
Timing of alcohol use during pregnancy is also important. Alcohol use appears to be the most harmful during the first 3 months of pregnancy; however, drinking alcohol any time during pregnancy can be harmful.

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The last part is what I meant. It is harmful, severity depending on how far along or how much she had.
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Not to be rude, auxarcs, but do you have to post this same message on every person that commented on here? We're givin our opinion, so you don't have to put wrong, then a huge message on every single persons comment. Just post a new comment with your opinion, and leave it at that.
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If she stops drinking and takes a good prenatal vitamin with calcium, B vitamins and folic acid, the baby has more of a chance of being ok. Take care.

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Using or abusing alcohol during pregnancy can cause the same risks as using alcohol in general. However, it poses extra risks to the unborn baby. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it easily passes across the placenta to the fetus. Because of this, drinking alcohol can harm the baby's development.
A pregnant woman who drinks any amount of alcohol is at risk for having a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. No "safe" level of alcohol use during pregnancy has been established. Larger amounts of alcohol appear to increase the problems. Binge drinking is more harmful than drinking small amounts of alcohol.
Timing of alcohol use during pregnancy is also important. Alcohol use appears to be the most harmful during the first 3 months of pregnancy; however, drinking alcohol any time during pregnancy can be harmful.

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This was an already done deal by the cousins, why scare her to death? She already knows it's wrong, why get on her case more about it?
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They are postin that same message on everyone comments. It's kinda rude.
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Includes widely spaced eyes, flattened nose bridge and mental disability (Intellectual Delay is what its called now but basically the kid could turn out retarded). This is actually very common in children born to mothers who expose their fetuses to alcohol, esp in the first trimester.
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From medical site: Using or abusing alcohol during pregnancy can cause the same risks as using alcohol in general. However, it poses extra risks to the unborn baby. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it easily passes across the placenta to the fetus. Because of this, drinking alcohol can harm the baby's development.
A pregnant woman who drinks any amount of alcohol is at risk for having a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. No "safe" level of alcohol use during pregnancy has been established. Larger amounts of alcohol appear to increase the problems. Binge drinking is more harmful than drinking small amounts of alcohol.
Timing of alcohol use during pregnancy is also important. Alcohol use appears to be the most harmful during the first 3 months of pregnancy; however, drinking alcohol any time during pregnancy can be harmful.

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