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Doctor insights on: Developmental Milestones Of Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Please tell me if it is advisable for a person with fetal alcohol syndrome to have children?

Please tell me if it is advisable for a person with fetal alcohol syndrome to have children?

Depends on variables: Fas is an exposure related disorder that can alter normal tissue (heart, facial features, nervous system) and sometimes alters function (add, personality issues).It cannot be passed in the genes to the persons kids. If the affected parents function well enough to attend to their own and their potential kids needs, why not have kids. You do not have to be perfect to be a loving and perfect parent. ...Read more

Developmental Milestones (Definition)

Developmental milestones are normative stages that have been established for children. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit up, walk, talk, use the potty, and interact socially. Parents and professionals use these milestones to determine if a child is within the expected range of ...Read more


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Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Children with Fetal: Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have deficits in executive functions because alcohol targets & kills neurons in the fetal frontal cortex. Inability to understand cause-&-effect, learn from mistakes, control impulses & resist peer pressure ^ risk of alcoholism & substance abuse in teens with FASD separately from genetic loading for mental illness & addiction. See www. fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/Index.aspx ...Read more

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How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

How does fetal alcohol syndrome appear in toddlers and school age children?

Many, many problems: Toddlers and school age children with fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) can expeience a number of problems including mental retardation, birth defects, abnormal facial features, growth problems, problems with the central nervous system, trouble remembering and/or learning, vision or hearing problems, and behavior problems. This condition is preventable 100% of the time. Don't drink during pregnancy! ...Read more

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How can fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

How can  fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

Delays: Delays in maturity, learning, behaviors and intellectual functioning. It's important to get this clarified early so appropriate classroom and grade placement is implemented. Google fetal alcohol syndrome and read up on it. ...Read more

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How does one trigger fetal alcohol syndrome?

How does one trigger fetal alcohol syndrome?

Alcohol consumption: There is no known "safe" amount or type of alcohol that can be consumed during pregnancy. There is also no known safe time. The sure way to avoid fetal alcohol syndrome is to avoid using any alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can there be any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Can there be any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many: The symptoms of mild fetal alcohol syndrome are quite varied. The history that the mother had significant alcohol intake during pregnancy points to fetal alcohol syndrome. These individuals could also have mild intellectual disabilities, fragile x syndrome, or other congenital disorder. The child should be evaluated by his primary physician and may need referral to a genetic specialist. Best of lu. ...Read more

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Are there any other disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many overlap: With adhd, learning disabilities, asperger syndrome, a pediatrician with interests in developmental disorders could help you. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Please tell me if there are any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many: full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome has features that are relatively distinctive for alcohol (the facial malformations, cardiac abnormalities and others), but mild fetal alcohol effects are similar to things that can be seen in women who smoke, use many other medications, and just spontaneously. These are learning disabilities, ADHD, other behavioral changes.While seen in FAE they aren't distinctive ...Read more

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Can fetal alcohol syndrome cause short noses?

Can fetal alcohol syndrome cause short noses?

FAS: Facial features include narrow small eyes with large epicanthal folds, small head, small upper jaw, smooth groove in upper lip, thin upper lip, & short nose. ...Read more

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What chromosome can cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

What chromosome can cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol: Not a gene to cause it. Just the amount of alcohol imbibed during the pregnancy that damage the fetus. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

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 growth failure & evidence of brain damage - intellectual disability, learning disorder, executive functions deficits, & or inability to understand cause & effect, with history of prenatal exposure to alcohol any time from 3 weeks post-conception to term. ...Read more

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So really want to know signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

So really want to know signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Learning disability: Trouble socializing and recognizing social cues given off by peers, trouble with reading, small brain size, hyperactivity, dislike of loud noises. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a newborn has fetal alcohol syndrome?

How can I tell if a newborn has fetal alcohol syndrome?

Development: Most important is close monitoring of development. Accurate history of the mother's use of alcohol, drugs, and nutrition is rarely available. The baby may have small head and typical facial appearance, but outcome can not be predicted from this. Fancy scans and blood tests are of no value. A good infant stimulation program and close monitoring of development will help outcome. ...Read more

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Does fetal alcohol syndrome cause adhd?

Does fetal alcohol syndrome cause adhd?

Dr. F. makes a good: point. People whose ADHD was not treated before puberty have 2x the risk of substance abuse & alcoholism as those who were treated or have no ADHD. Genetic, biological & environmental factors contribute to the complex neurobehavioral profile of kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders which includes a subset of ADHD that can be difficult to treat with medications, especially in the young. ...Read more

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Is ADHD the same as fetal alcohol syndrome?

Is ADHD the same as fetal alcohol syndrome?

No, absolutely not. : Fetal alcohol syndrome is a complex set of symptoms resulting from brain damage in a child caused by the ingestion of alcohol by the baby's mother while she was pregnant with the child. Though uncertain, adhd is thought to be primarily a genetic deficit of Dopamine transmission, but may result from other causes-including alcohol. Fas can be 100% prevented; adhd can be treated but not prevented. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for fetal alcohol syndrome?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for fetal alcohol syndrome?

Depends: Most mild FAS kids go unrecognised in life with mild issues of add/adhd learning problens etc. Those with heart or significant developmental issues are often followed by their pediatrician/fp & specialists as required by the issue at hand. The occasional facial features seen in the FAS require no specific followup, but may suggest the FAS to observers evaluating a child for developmental problems. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more

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Is fetal alcohol syndrome a gene disorder or chromosome disorder?

Is fetal alcohol syndrome a gene disorder or chromosome disorder?

Neither: While the risk for FAS may be elevated in someone with genetic sensitivity, fetal alcohol is due to the birth defects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Definition)

Occurs when mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Behavioral, learning and physical ...Read more