Effect of alcohol on conception
Probably, each of us is familiar with the statement that alcohol has a negative effect on the state of the human body. But does alcohol influence the conception, and if so, which?
Let’s try to figure it out.
According to the study, any use of alcohol by a woman adversely affects the quality of her eggs. After all, female sex cells are stored in the body throughout the reproductive period.
Therefore, alcohol can harm one or more of these eggs. And who can find out which egg will meet the sperm at the time of conception – defective or full?
Suppose that conception occurred with the participation of a normal female sexual cell, but at that moment the future mother was under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Does alcohol affect conception in this case?
Scientists believe that in the preimplantation period, ie, while the embryo is not attached to the uterus, alcoholic beverages can not harm it. At this time, his journey through the fallopian tubes takes place, so he is not yet affected by the negative effects.
Quite a different matter, when the embryo is attached to the uterus – now all the substances used by the mother come to it.
More recently, a study was conducted in Denmark, during which a completely unique fact was revealed. Those ladies who drank 1-2 glasses (150 ml) of dry wine a day before pregnancy and, respectively, at conception, were twice as likely to be pregnant.
At the same time, the number of complications in the process of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as the appearance of babies with congenital defects was much lower than in women who lead the correct way of life.
Scientists believe that such an effect of alcohol on conception is due to the fact that dry wine can have a positive effect on the hormonal background of a woman. In their opinion, conception after alcohol, if you drink, of course, dry wine, can be successful.
Men face a more difficult situation. For them, doctors have a single recommendation – conception after alcohol is better not to plan.
This advice is explained easily.
The fact is that even a small dose of beer can reduce the activity of spermatozoa by an impressive figure – by 18-22%. Therefore, alcohol consumption is especially dangerous for adolescents during puberty, as this factor often leads to infertility due to a sharp reduction in the number of mobile spermatozoa.
However, there is an opinion that the process of maturation of spermatozoa equals three months. Therefore, conception after alcohol means that there will be no harm – in the process of conception will participate old, not damaged by alcoholic beverages, spermatozoa.