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Dr. Gwendolyn Messer

Pediatrics
Chicago, IL

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

Children's Research Triangle, 180 North Michigan Avenue Suite 700, Chicago, IL
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
No difference: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) affects both boys and girls. Fas and alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) are caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol and result in cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems in both genders of children.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
No, they all do: Some people mistakenly think that beer and wine are less harmful than "hard liquor" but that isn't true. Any alcohol, from a wine cooler to a shot of whiskey, has the potential to damage a baby's developing brain.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
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