The actual figures may be higher. '(Poisoned in the womb, p.53) The baby can be born with a lot of different kinds of birth defects. Women, who drink very heavily during their pregnancy, have babies that are born with Fetus Alcohol Syndrome. Drinking alcohol can lead to the baby's slow brain development, mental retardation, face deformities, and even death. 'Premature birth was associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
“Alcohol consumed by the mother readily crosses the placenta, where it can directly affect fetal development in various ways. For one, prenatal alcohol exposure disrupts the normal process of neuronal migration leading to cells that do not end up at their proper final destination in the nervous system.” (Rider and Sigelman 104). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is one of the most severe cases because of exposure to the fetus. The effects of FAS is also seen later in the child’s life such as low IQ, physical growth defects, and attention defects. Use of tobacco during pregnancy may cause an increased risk of miscarriage, growth retardation, respiratory problems, cleft lip, and central nervous system impairment, etc.
Most babies exposed to an illegal drug during pregnancy are born with withdrawal symptoms and have to be weaned; spending several weeks in the hospital. All women should be warned when trying to become pregnant or after becoming pregnant, that using illegal drugs during pregnancy is very harmful to the fetus. Illegal drugs are not only damaging to you and me, but they are dangerous to an unborn baby and can cause major problems for the baby when born. The problems can not only occur after birth, but they can last a life time.
Carbon monoxide and numerous other poisons that you inhale from a cigarette are carried through the bloodstream and go directly to the baby. Smoking while pregnant lower the amount of oxygen that available to the women and the growing baby. It can also increase the risk of miscarriage. Bleeding and spotting while pregnancy is not always possible to determine the reason behind the prenatal spotting or bleeding .It can also come for sex. There are many common reasons for bleeding or spotting.
ASBTRACT The effects on caffeine during pregnancy were explained and detailed. I explained the causes and effects on caffeine and the major dangers that affect the offspring. Caffeine is the most dangerous cause of danger in pregnancy and their offspring. It can infect the metabolism, the fetal, and can cause miscarriages. The blood flow can easily be decreased by having to much caffeine and can in danger the baby.
Some people believe that drinking a little amount of alcohol will not harm the fetus. However, in reality, “there is no known safe level of alcohol consumption for pregnant women” (Walsh 2). A woman runs the risk of having a child with defects if she drinks regularly (Orenberg 167). “Binge drinking, or heavy alcohol consumption at one sitting, is particularly hazardous to the fetus because very high levels of alcohol enter the mother’s blood stream” (“Fetal Alcohol”). High levels of alcohol consumption can leave the fetus exposed longer making birth defects more severe (“Fetal Alcohol”).
Unfortunately, these women learn about the adverse effects of abortion when it is too late. There are many long-term physical side effects of having an abortion that many people do not realize. The worst complication is death. The mother may die of complications related to the abortion such as hemorrhaging, intense bleeding. Another adverse effect is the risk of infection of the uterus caused by the exposure to the outside environment.
Certain factors do increase your risk of having stillborn baby alcohol consumption is a main factor. A mother who consumed alcohol during pregnancy is 40% more likely to experience a 70 % elevated risk of stillbirth compared with Nondrinking mothers. The elevated... ... middle of paper ... ...mester is very important to not drink it can affect a lot of issues for the baby such as miscarriage. A still birth is also an effect from drinking the baby can be considered bad to the body if the entire toxin from the alcohol gets to the baby and the body will consider it bad. Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most common syndrome in the u.s now it can cause stubbornness and anger issues down the line.
Many of these factors can result in death. It is really sad that it has to end that way some of the time. The worst toxins for a baby to encounter while in the mother’s uterus are different types of drugs and alcohol. Those two things can could serious problems for the infant once it gets into their system. They enter into the baby’s bloodstream from the mother, and cause problems from there on out.
Maternal cocaine use also endangers the fetus directly. Studies show that the drug constricts arteries leading to the womb. This constriction diminishes the amount of blood, and hence oxygen, that reaches the fetus. In one extreme case, cocaine apparently caused fetal stroke.