Reverent attitude to strong drinks, sometimes considered the distinctive features of the Russian people. This statement can be argued, but to some extent it’s probably true. Therefore, it is useful to talk a little bit about alcohol during pregnancy.
Pregnant woman even at all desire can not drink alone — it will always be fruit. Alcohol easily passes through the placenta and enters his body. Moreover, there was not the best way. Harmful and the alcohol (ethanol) and its decay products is acetaldehyde, for example. Alcohol may cause spasm of blood vessels of the placenta and umbilical cord, which leads to oxygen starvation of the fetus.
Acetaldehyde reduces levels of zinc in fruit cells, inhibiting their growth and development. It can cause changes (mutations) in the DNA of germ cells, and this may lead to gross malformations of organs and tissues of the fetus. In addition, alcohol causes the deficiency of vitamins, disrupts the exchange of other important substances — hormones, prostaglandins, etc. eventually affects many organs and systems of the fetus, but more especially of the Central nervous system (including Continue reading