Driving under the influence of Alcohol / Avoid Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy
Being addicted to alcohol and drugs can cause serious social and health issues for many people. More than 50% of vehicle accidents are to do with too much alcohol consumption. Just about ever year, about a million people are injured in car crashes related to driving under the influence of alcohol and 100,000 of these people suffer from serious injuries. Just about 2000 people every day get injured because of alcohol related car accidents. The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol cost the US taxpayers about 24 billion dollars a year. Alcoholics usually are poor in performing their job’s tasks and families of alcoholics suffer from serious emotional issues.
Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can have serious consequences for both mother and the baby. Keep in mind that alcohol consumption during the pregnancy increases the chances of miscarriage and birth defects.
When the mother drinks alcohol, the toxic substances of alcohol disable the fetus nervous system. The fetus liver also tries to digest alcohol but since the liver isn’t fully developed the alcohol stays in fetal circulation.
Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy usually give birth to babies with lower weights. The brains of these babies are smaller than normal babies and other kids. Kids born to alcoholic mothers are more likely to suffer from mental disorder or or later in life they become diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Some children might also suffer from heart or kidney problems. Even moderate consumption of alcohol especially in the first three to four month of pregnancy can significantly increase the chances of miscarriages and birth defects.