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Does fetal alcohol syndrome affect boy babies or girl babies more?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The metabolic break down products of alcohol that produce fetal alcohol effects or syndrome appear not to care what sex baby is. The targets of cell growth in heart, brain, facial feature etc. All track more or less at the same pace in pregnancy for both genders.

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Dr. Gwendolyn Messer answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

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