Even though Snooki said she’s stopped drinking since she realized she was pregnant, obstetricians say that unless she keeps her lifestyle completely clean, it could cause serious complications. We hope she takes motherhood seriously!
Snooki and fiancee Jionni LaValle are expecting their first child — and she shocked fans by revealing what went through her mind when she realized she was pregnant. “S–t, I’ve been drinking,” was her first reaction, she told Us Weekly. “I was worried. It was New Year’s Eve and we were in Vegas, so I did go crazy. I didn’t want to drink for a good two months after that anyway.” HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to obstetricians who said her wild partying could be dangerous for the child if she doesn’t curb her habits!
Snooki, 24, could be at a risk for serious complications given her partying ways, Dr. Tara Solomon, the medical director of the Women’s Wellness Center of South Florida, told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Drinking heavily in the first eight weeks of pregnancy is an all-or-nothing phenomenon,” Dr. Solomon, the author of What Your Gynecologist Never Told You and Your Mother Didn’t Know, says. “If it severely affects the fetus, she will miscarry. Continuing to drink during a pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome, which is associated with small growth, mental retardation and fetal anomalies. Given her lifestyle, I don’t see her stopping the alcohol.”
Furthermore, Dr. Melody T. McCloud, the medical director of Atlanta Women’s Health Care, told us that fetal alcohol syndrome should be a big concern.
“Basically the early weeks are very important in what we call ‘organogenesis’ — the beginning development of the baby’s organs,” she said. “Exposure to alcohol in those early weeks–especially weeks six-to-ten or so — are critical. Also, continued use of liquor or alcohol during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome, which has a myriad of complications and abnormalities for the fetus and baby.”
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