Human body is the most perfect and subtle system, created by nature itself. It depends on parents what qualities they give to the offspring, the best (strong immunity, firmness, intellect) or distorted, which appeared in the genetic code under the influence of external factors.
If a man drinks alcohol planning to have a child, it is necessary to seriously think about giving up this habit. A woman, a future mother, needs to take care of preparing her husband for the conception of the child as well. How much time should a person restrain from alcohol? This will be discussed in the article.
The society is constantly discussing the useful effects of small doses of alcohol. But it is important to remember that even a small amount of alcoholic drinks affects the conception and future health of the child. In this case, alcohol, drunk before conception, will provoke some violations, and regular use of a small number of alcoholic beverages (even beer) for several months before conception can cause other deviations.
How many days should you stay sober?
During the research it was found out that on the maturation of spermatozoa it takes an average of two to three months, that is, if you drink directly before conception, then nothing terrible will happen. But recently such an opinion was refuted. If alcohol is consumed shortly before conception, then this can change the ratio of pathological sperm and healthy.
In norm, on a share of incorrectly generated spermatozoa it is necessary about 10-25% (at absolutely healthy man). But ethanol reduces the activity of full-value germ cells, and because of this, the "wrong" get the opportunity to get to the egg first. And if the spermatozoon with breakages in the DNA chain takes part in fertilization, this can lead to serious chromosomal abnormalities. As a result, either a child with a deviation will be born or a miscarriage will occur. But fetal death is also probable.
If we take into account the fact that the male's sex cells develop three months, then we can conclude that at this time, alcohol may well negatively affect the process. And it's true, that explains the recommendations of doctors who advise to start preparing for pregnancy to both future parents, and at least three months before the beginning of active attempts.
Conception under the influence of alcohol
As already noted above, conception under the influence of alcoholic beverages is not uncommon. But what will it lead to? Here are just some serious consequences:
Because of the increased likelihood of fertilization of an egg with an incorrectly formed and pathologically developed spermatozoon, chromosomal abnormalities can be observed in the fetus, which will lead to serious malformations.
Under the influence of alcohol, the process of cell division may change. And if there is any failure, it will also lead to serious problems, including physical and mental abnormalities.
Lack of body weight of the fetus. This is also associated with an incorrect division of cells after the fusion of the sperm with the egg.
Some chromosomal abnormalities in most cases lead to miscarriages or premature birth.
Especially dangerous is the use of alcohol not only before and during conception, but also after it, since it can provoke the development of fetal alcohol syndrome. It manifests itself in the form of various deviations in mental and physical development, as well as delayed growth and other problems.
The most frequent consequences of alcohol intake by men before conception are also:
- Delay of physical and mental development.
- Deviation of behavior.
- Hypersensitivity of the vegetative system.
- Hyperactivity and constant anxiety.
- Insomnia, fatigue or increased drowsiness.
How does alcohol influence conception?
Even a single intake of alcohol can have negative consequences for the child's future. The influence of alcohol can also appear at the stage of pregnancy - miscarriages, the birth of premature babies or children with hypotrophy.
With chronic alcohol abuse, genetic defects can affect future generations. Defective genes can be passed on to grandchildren.
As mentioned above, the maturation of spermatozoa is around 72 days. Experts recommend refraining from alcohol for about three months, and it is better if this period will last six months.
How to recover from alcohol before conception?
Thus, a healthy man should avoid alcohol from one and a half to three months. If a man took alcohol quite often, then this period should be increased - preferably up to six months.
A man every day should give physical exercises at least 30-40 minutes. This will speed up the recovery processes. From the diet it is desirable to exclude foods with a lot of flavoring additives, preservatives and dyes, as well as semi-finished products.
It is especially important to exclude the alcohol of a future mother, because conception can occur almost at any time. Even if at that time a woman did not drink spirits, then in the future alcohol can also do harm. Before implantation, the fetal egg formed as a result of the fusion of the spermatozoon with the egg is not exposed to the effect exerted on the woman's body. But after its introduction into the wall of the uterus, its nutrition is provided by the blood vessels of the future mother. And if the blood contains ethanol, it can affect the development of the embryo and provoke serious pathologies of the development of the nervous system, heart, brain and other vital organs.
Give up alcohol for the sake of your future children's health!