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can fetal alcohol syndrome be detected before birth

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Dr. James Marquardt
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
By steady drinking: There is no known safe amount of alcohol intake during pregnancy. Most experts believe that consistent drinking of one or more drinks per day, or peri ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Many: The symptoms of mild fetal alcohol syndrome are quite varied. The history that the mother had significant alcohol intake during pregnancy points to fe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Many overlap: With adhd, learning disabilities, Asperger syndrome, a pediatrician with interests in developmental disorders could help you.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Many: full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome has features that are relatively distinctive for alcohol (the facial malformations, cardiac abnormalities and others ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
FAS: Facial features include narrow small eyes with large epicanthal folds, small head, small upper jaw, smooth groove in upper lip, thin upper lip, & shor ... Read More
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Fetal alcohol: Not a gene to cause it. Just the amount of alcohol imbibed during the pregnancy that damage the fetus.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Fetal Alcohol Spec-: trum Disorders are on http://www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/Index.aspx. FAS 1 criteria are characteristic facial features, prenatal & or post-natal gro ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Learning disability: Trouble socializing and recognizing social cues given off by peers, trouble with reading, small brain size, hyperactivity, dislike of loud noises.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No.: Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by alcohol intake during pregnancy when the alcohol crosses the placenta and harms the fetus.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Development: Most important is close monitoring of development. Accurate history of the mother's use of alcohol, drugs, and nutrition is rarely available. The ba ... Read More

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