Hope For Women Who Drank Alcohol

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Guilty - April 20

Does anyone have any stories of hope for women who battled/battle drinking alcohol while pregnant? I am 21 yrs. old, and have drank some during each trimester. You read on the internet that "occasional" drinking is most likely not going to harm the baby. I've read on numerous websites that babies born with FAS are born to ALCOHOLIC mothers...moms who drink more than 5 drinks a day. I DO NOT drink on any regular type of basis, but I have drank while pregnant. I am 30 wks. preg. (My 20 week sonogram was great, no signs of cleft lip, or brain damage, etc.) Does anyone know of any women who drank years ago when there were no warnings about alcohol and pregnancy...or any women who drank a couple of times, and had healthy babies? Please refrain from calling me names, and preaching to me. I have prayed for my unborn baby, and asked forgiveness for putting him in harms way. I have also prayed that God would reverse any harmful effects alcohol may have put on his brain, organs, physical features, personality, etc. Please pray for me and my baby, and offer any stories of hope possible. Thanks.

 

anonomous - April 20

my mother is an alcoholic and she drank (and smoked pot) through all 4 of her pregnancies (sometimes to the point of vomiting) i was horrified when i found this out but all 4 of us are fine...it is a gamble though and the statistics are not good

 

rose - April 20

my husbands cousin just had her baby at 32 weeks....he is very small but otherwise ok....from what i have heard she drank pretty heavily throughout her pregnancy...we are now worried about how she will care for a tiny newborn while drinking...there is no stopping her, it is very sad..

 

Guilty - April 20

Wow...I am SO ready to not touch alcohol again. And once my baby arrives, I will work to be the best mom ever! Thank you from my heart for this input. It really gives me hope. It's so nice to hear real stories, and know that we can get through difficult, and embara__sing problems in life.

 

Leahp - April 20

My mom drank a couple times a week with me, but maybe two beers a night at the most! It was before there was so much out there about drinking. I'm fine!

 

Guilty - April 20

I recently got married to the father in January at a beautiful ceremony...we are both totally in love, and ready to care for this baby. He is battling an alcohol problem...(not an alcoholic though), and I am trying to help him through it. When my baby arrives...we are determined to provide for him, (his name is Caden) and give him the best life possible (without alcohol in it). Thanks guys.

 

Maddie - April 20

My grandma had 11 children. 7 were girls, and nearly all of them battled alcohol at one point or another. This was in the late 70's and early 80's, before much was known about alcohol and pregnancy. The worst alcoholic, who probably used drugs, and smoked produced two healthy babies from two different fathers. Her first one is now 24, super handsome, very smart, and going to school to become a pilot. Her second, one is 21, in college, very smart, and determined not to turn out like her mom. There are no babies in my family that are diagnosed with FAS. No one looks like an FAS baby...we are all Christians, but alcoholism still curses our family.

 

Leahp - April 20

So it makes me wonder about these FAS babies that have physical deformities!! I mean those mothers had to drink a fifth everyday! I know there really isn't any known safe level of alcohol, but it's amazing what these little fetuses put up with!!!

 

Maddie - April 20

I agree Leahp...It's phenominal how these fetuses can tolerate alcohol. I hope that once the alcohol gets filtered through the mother's liver, the amniotic sac, and so on... that it isn't as potent as in it's true form. Still, women who drink/drank while preg. should take these stories as warnings to stop now. There IS hope for women who gave in and drank a few times, and pray, pray, pray for your unborn baby.

 

karen - April 20

It is a very controvesal topic and everyone has his/her own opinion. The good thing is that we have a very loving , understanding and forgiving God. I am a social drinker and the weekend before I found out I was pregnant I had a couple of drinks. The doc check the ultrasound at my first visit and advise everything was ok just no more. Some docs say an occasional drink will not hurt others say stay away. Its up to you. Dont worry about it I sure your little one is just fine. Not to worry I know is inpossible. Every condition or sickness I know or hear about I worry. I just stop and pray and know all is well. Take care

 

Maddie - April 20

Well...I'm the one who wrote the original post. I didn't want to put my name, because I've seen some horrible comments from readers! Thanks Karen. I agree, I've put my baby in God's hands, and I believe I'm forgiven as well. I gotta just keep imagining my little baby boy being in my arms, and that makes me not want to touch a drop of alcohol. It's a struggle being pregnant!

 

lily - April 20

Sweety i dont know much about driking and pregnancy but i will pray for u and ur baby, i wich u the best trust good he can do anything. good bless u

 

lily - April 20

Sorry i meant to say God

 

Maleficent - April 20

i have a 13 year old sister (she's adopted) who will never be quite normal because of FAS. i had a few drinks before i knew i was pregnant but nothing since. i'd rather go without than take a chance.

 

Maddie - April 20

Lily, Thank you. It's so nice to have support from other women. Thanks for the prayers!

 

... - April 22

Many women have made the mistake of having a few drinks while preg. Most FAS babies are born to CHRONIC alcoholics with low nutrition. They usually drink 5-8 servings of alcohol in one day. Bottom line, quit now because there's always a risk. It's low, but make sure your baby is as healthy as he possible can be.

 

Wanna Know - May 11

I've been searching the intenet too. and i can't find anything that gives me any examples of hope. does anyone have any personal experiences that would offer hope to women who had made wrong choices, or known anyone to have?

 

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