Protecting Your Unborn Child

Tips for helping against disrupting prenatal development


Factors that affect your unborn baby and their future development.
Such as alcohol, drugs and smoking.
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

The use of alcohol during pregnancy can lead to these malfunctions:
-abnormal facial features
-problems with memory, attention span and learning
-trouble controlling behaviour
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Illegal Drugs

If illegal drugs are used during pregnancy it can lead to the child having:
- low birth weight
- signs of withdrawal
- neurological/behavioural problems
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facts about smoking and its effect on the fetus:
-carbon monoxide limits oxygen and nutrients to your fetus harming your child
-low birth weight can occur
-4,000 chemicals are in cigarettes