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For many years, researchers have known that heavy drinking during pregnancy can cause birth defects, but the potential effects of small amounts of alcohol on a developing baby are not well understood.
Pregnant women who drink alcohol are at risk of giving birth to a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, these conditions vary from mild to severe and include delays in speech and language, learning disabilities, and abnormal facial features small size of the head, among many other problems.
The fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of birth defects that result from drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and among them are growing more slowly than other children, facial abnormalities, mental retardation and problems with the central nervous system. Read the rest of this entry »
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Coffee – Drink coffee during pregnancy can double risk of having an abortion, says a study published by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. According to the report, taking 200 milligrams of caffeine, the amount contained in two or three cups of coffee can double the risk of abortion in the first weeks of pregnancy. Pregnant women should therefore stop drinking coffee for at least the first three or four months pregnant, as the author of the study says. Although experts say the data should be taken with caution, they also argue that there is obvious risk involved for a pregnant woman to drink too much caffeine. This substance interferes with the absorption of calcium (along with the protein of tea) and is not only coffee but also of cola drinks. Read the rest of this entry »