During the nine months that the pregnancy lasts you can have many or several social commitments, but keep in mind that alcohol during this stage is harmful to your child

By Jessica López Cervantes Source WHO / Svetlana Popova, scientist at the Center for Drug Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada

It is estimated that 1 in 67 pregnant women who consume alcohol will give birth to a child with fetal alcohol syndrome, which translates to about 119 thousand children born each year with this disorder worldwide.

When a pregnant woman consumes alcohol, her baby also does; alcohol in the mother’s blood passes to the child through the umbilical cord.

ALCOHOL DECOMPOSES much more slowly in the baby’s body than in an adult. THAT MEANS THAT THE ALCOHOL LEVEL IN THE BLOOD OF THE CHILD REMAINS HIGH FOR A LONGER TIME THAN IN MOM.

There is no safe amount of alcohol that can be taken during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant.

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT DURING PREGNANCY ARE NOT REVERSIBLE.

ALCOHOL IS TOXIC TO THE BABY DURING THE NINE MONTHS OF PREGNANCY.

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CHILDREN OF SCHOOL AGE MAY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH LEARNING, LITTLE TOLERANCE TO FRUSTRATION, INADEQUATE SOCIAL LIMITS AND DIFFICULTIES TO READ.

All types of alcohol are equally harmful: beer, wine, wine-based drinks and liquor. A 12-ounce can of beer has the same amount of alcohol as a 5-ounce glass or 1 ounce of hard liquor.

THEY ARE CAUSED BY DISORDERS OF THE FETAL ALCOHOLIC SPECTRUM (TEAF): PROBLEMS IN THE WAY AS A PERSON LOOKS, GROWS, LEARNS AND ACTS; DEFECTS OF BIRTH IN THE HEART,

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THE BRAIN AND OTHER IMPORTANT BODIES. THIS LASTS A LIFETIME AND SUCH EFFECTS CAN BE 100% PREVENTED

Baby’s brain is developing throughout pregnancy and can be affected by alcohol exposure at any time: microcephaly, intellectual impairment (mild to moderate mental retardation), developmental delay, childhood hyperactivity, or hyperactivity disorder with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).