When a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, it affects the normal growth and development of the baby.
Alcohol is a teratogen, affecting the size of the brain, the forming of brain structures, and how the brain and body functions after the baby is born.
You May be Pregnant & NOT EVEN KNOW IT
The effects of alcohol on your baby can happen at any time of the pregnancy.
You many not know you’re pregnant until the second trimester (4th month of pregnancy.)
The first three months is a time where pregnancy may go unnoticed. In this time, a woman may still be drinking alcohol.