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Pregnancy test positive. Drink heavily. Any harm to baby?

Hello. I took 2 pregnancy tests yesterday and a further 1 today and I am pregnant, approx 2 weeks. Even though we haven t been using contraception it has come as a surprise as I was using ovulation testing kits daily and the showed no sign of me ovulating. My concern is I have been drinking heavily recently and I am worried I may have harmed the baby. Obviously now I know I am pregnant I won t be drinking at all. Is it likely I have caused damage to the baby. Thank you in advance for your time. Gemma
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.
Usually chronic alcoholism causes more harm to the baby than acute heavy drinking.
So you better consult gynecologist confirm your pregnancy and start taking folic acid and multi-vitamin tablets.
After two weeks go for ultrasound once which can detect the development of the baby.
Routine regular antenatal checkups are important. And one TIFFA scan at around 20 weeks will rule out any possibility of anomalies in the baby.

Take care.

Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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