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What happens to the baby if a pregnant woman drinks heavily a few times a week for 9 months?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes with impairments: The original fetal alcohol babies were first described as products of chronic alcoholics in france in the 1950's. These were those described with holes in their heart, abnormal facial features & problems with intellect and behavior when they grew up. The moms often died of her alcohol problem the year these babies were born.

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Last updated May 26, 2013

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