Drinking during Pregnancy May Affect Son’s Fertility

Baby boys’ future fertility might suffer with every glass of alcoholic drink mother indulges in while bearing a child, Danish scientists warn.

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Speaking at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Rome, researchers from Denmark reported that alcohol intake during pregnancy may result in the sons having trouble to father children during their whole life.

The report delivered was based on a study of nearly 350 young men who are now 18-21 years old whose mothers has been involved in a wide-range study of daily habits throughout their pregnancy. The researchers informed the fertility conference that mothers’ drinking was discovered to get down their sons’ sperm counts.

Young men whose mothers were known to drink 4-5 glasses of alcohol weekly while they were pregnant, had their sperm counts lower by one-third in comparison with their peers whose mothers kept off the bottle.

While the correlation between pregnancy alcohol intake and inferior sperm concentration and its possible ramifications haven’t been investigated completely, the fact that an extra drink or two may impair the male child’s fertility must be taken into consideration by would-be mothers.

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