There are many studies that have researched the use of alcohol during pregnancy, but none have been able to establish a “safe amount” of alcohol for pregnant women. This is why experts recommend not to drink any alcohol at all during pregnancy to minimize your baby’s risk.
Drinking during pregnancy can cause long-term harm to your baby. Why is this so? The main danger is the passage of alcohol in the blood through the placental barrier to the fetus, whose liver is not fully formed yet and cannot remove alcohol from the blood. This can lead to serious complications in the formation of various organs and systems, especially the cardiovascular and nervous systems. In addition, fetal alcohol syndrome may develop. This causes a change in facial features (thin upper lip, wide flat nose bridge, small and narrow eye gap), a decrease in the length of the fingers and poor coordination after birth.