Side Effects of Dry Gin on Pregnancy
It is very common nowadays to see pregnant women drinking atheists alcoholic drink called dry gin. Yours sincerely, www.nimedhealth.com.ng will share with you the effects of dry gin on pregnancy.
Dry gin is alcoholic and can cause miscarriage or pregnancy loss. No wonder some women try to use drugs gin to abort unwanted pregnancies. Pregnant women who take gin stand a chance of having a miscarriage.
2. Congenital Malformations
Sometimes you wonder why some babies are born with hole in the heart, incomplete limbs, cleft lips, cleft palate, deaf, imperforate anus etc. The reasons are not far fetched. Dry gin (alcohol) is a well known teratogen and can cause congenital birth deformities. Pregnant women are hence advised to avoid taking alcohol containing drinks like dry gin to protect their babies from teratogenic insults.
3. Still births.
As a doctor that once worked in the Obstetric and Gynaecology unit, I have realised that most (not all) women that had still births took alcohol like dry gin or beer during the course of their pregnancy. To have a still birth means to born a baby dead. It could be fresh still birth or macerated still birth.
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4. Fetal alcohol syndrome
Babies of women who took alcoholic drinks like dry gin during pregnancy can develop fetal alcohol syndrome. Babies with fetal alcohol syndrome hardly do well or excel in school.
According to Mayoclinic: “Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during the mother’s pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome causes brain damage and growth problems. The problems caused by fetal alcohol syndrome vary from child to child, but defects caused by fetal alcohol syndrome are not reversible.”
“The severity of fetal alcohol syndrome symptoms varies, with some children experiencing them to a far greater degree than others. Signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome may include any mix of physical defects, intellectual or cognitive disabilities, and problems functioning and coping with daily life.”
5. Stomach Ulcer and Gastritis
Dry gin can cause gastritis, heartburns and peptic ulcer disease in pregnancy. Stomach ulcer complicates pregnancy and pregnant women are advised to desist from taking possible factors that can cause it like alcohol or dry gin. Dry gin causes erosion of the stomach wall and can also cause intestinal bleeding.
6. False labour and Premature Delivery
Dry gin can cause premature uterine contractions during pregnancy and preterm delivery. Women who take dry gin while pregnant stand a risk of giving birth to premature babies.
7. Liver damage and Kidney Damage
Dry gin and alcohol general are toxic insults to the kidneys and liver. Taking gin pregnancy can lead to liver failure and kidney failure.
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