I am in my fifth month of pregnancy, and I am very worried that my baby will be F.A.S.D because I drank alcohol before I found out I was pregnant.
I found out I was pregnant after a month. Should I be so worried?
Usually if a woman completely quits drinking that early, her baby is ok. Let's assume that will happen in your case! Relax and enjoy your baby, it's getting to the fun part.
--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.