Pregnancy is one of the most important stage in a woman’s life. Certain habitual practices of a woman during pregnancy have a direct effect on the developing baby in the womb. This article lists practices that need to be avoided in order to keep the baby safe and healthy.
Consumption of alcoholic drinks during pregnancy have adverse effects on the foetal development and must be avoided totally. Taking about one or two alcoholic drinks a day can lead to what is known as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). It is a recognizable clinical symptom that is caused by heavy drinking during pregnancy.
Babies born to mothers who consumed excessive alcohol during pregnancy suffer;
- Retarded growth.
- Impaired development of the central nervous system (mental retardation).
- Facial malformations.
- Low birth weight.