My father would come home drunk every single day and batter my mother. As a result my mother would drink constantly throughout the day. My mum died at the age of 32 with alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis c and cardiac problems.
My father died a few years ago with the same. My parents both drank themselves to death.
I am now 28 years old. My father sexually, physically and mentally abused me.
I have since learnt that my mother started drinking heavily at the age of 14 when she met my father who was 30 years old at the time. My mother drank heavily when she was pregnant with us. I have an older brother and a sister.
I read an article once about a boy who had similar circumstances and as a result of his mother drinking throughout her pregnancy he suffered learning difficulties, felt socially unaccepted and forgot silly things all the time.
My sister and I have the same difficulties, we have been referred to as thick and stupid as we forget the simplest things and it can be quite hard to communicate with people.
We also get very highly stressed and are very hard on ourselves. Basically how can I go about finding information about the dangers of alcoholism in pregnancy?