Hello,I am now 5 weeks 3 days pregnant. I was excessively binge drinking for the past 4 months. I stopped at 4 weeks of pregnancy with my missed period. I am very scared about the effects this will have on my unborn child.
Consumption of alcohol while pregnant can effect fetal health.
it's good you have stopped at 4 weeks.
In early pregnancy alcohol consumption can result in miscarriage.
During first trimester , you will have scan at 6-7 weeks for fetal heart beat.
then between 11-14 weeks, Double marker and NT scan.
These will tell about any abnormalities in fetus.
I hope you don't start drinking again because it can adversely affect fetal growth and baby also develops alcohol withdrawal syndrome after delivery.
Take care and definitely avoid alcohol.
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