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12 Dec 2004

used alcohol during 1st trimester!
hello to you
i am so worried.i did not know that i am pregnant and during the 1st month of pregnancy i got drunk on about two occasions and took psilocybin mushrooms on another when i was about 5 weeks.i was curious and surfed the net for the effects of alcohol on the baby.i am totally freaked out that i will have a brain damaged baby with slow development etc or there any way of determining the damages caused by my drinking during that time? i am now about 12 weeks)10 gestational) and have had the occasional drink.the most on one day is probably 4 drinks.if there is damage , can it be treated while im pregnant?i know about the amnio etc but would like to find out about other possible test.i am 33 years old.
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01 Jan 0001

Worriedsick, foetal alcohol syndrome usually develops after chronic alcohol abuse and not after one or two nights of excessive drinking (it’s not a good thing, but I doubt that it will cause serious problems). I can’t guarantee that there isn’t a problem, but I doubt it. You can have an ultrasound done, but it won’t show minor abnormalities. The best would be to discuss it with your gynaecologist, but don’t worry too much and don’t listen to people who have nothing constructive to say – it’s not like you did it on purpose. Good luck.
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