|Take an egg, crack it open in a jar, pour vodka on it. Watch what it does to the egg. You can try this with coffee, it does nothing
Lol, this is a funny little experiment you've devised.
Here's a better idea. Crack an egg. Pour whatever you like on it because scientifically, it means nothing. Unless you're studying the effects of pouring things on eggs of course
I'm not saying that pouring pure alcohol on anything is a good idea. But, fortunately, that is not how our bodies work biologically.
I recognise that alcohol is a teratogen Christine.
But that does not mean that it changes every cell in a living organism.
A teratogen would have to have contact with the cells for them to change. The main way this occurs is through the bloodstream or through direct contact (ie. someone rubbing something on their skin). This is why alcohol is a significant cause of cancer, it is easily passed through our bloodstream.
Fortunately, our bodies also have the amazing capacity to repair and rebuild damaged cells. And even more fortunately, embryo's dont have contact with the mothers bloodstream. We could debate the effect of alcohol on a mothers eggs, prior to fertilisation but then you're talking about whether anyone should drink any alcohol, ever. I agree - I would need to see some sources and science to discuss that further.
|It had a stat that with alcoholic mothers (we're talking MANY MANY drinks here) who continued drinking through their pregnancy, there was only a 5% chance that they would have a baby with FAS. One binge-drinking woman has only a 5% chance of having a baby with FAS. That's REALLY low.
This is more along the line of what I have heard.
Even if we were conservative and dramatically elevated that and said 50% of women who drank heavily developed FAS - that's still 50% who have 'normal' children after long term heavy drinking.
The poor OP does not need to worry!