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Doctor insights on: Fetal Alcohol Syndrone

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What is fetal alcohol syndome?

What is fetal alcohol syndome?

Fetal brain damage: Caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Hence advice to avoid any alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Baby may have certain characteristic features such as deeply sunken bridge of nose. Child can have all manner of developmental and intellectual delay. Problems with anger control, attention deficit disorder & failure to appreciate consequences of bad behavior. ...Read more

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How can weed, cocaine and alcohol affect my very young fetus?

How can  weed, cocaine and alcohol affect my very young fetus?

Variable/dose relatd: Weed=small head and questionable learning issues. Cocaine= injures placental blood vessels and leads to premature delivery.Alcohol= forms formaldehyde as a breakdown product and has various toxic effects depending on the stage of pregnancy.!st trimester=altered facial structure and possible heart defect, later pregnancy injury to brain development. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect can alcohol have on a fetus?

Variable issue: The effect varies with amount and timing during pregnancy.Early significant exposure can alter facial features & cause heart defects. After the babies organs form, continued exposure injures developing nerves. These kids can have features that are recognizable at birth or only have add/adhd & learning disabilities in later childhood. ...Read more

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Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Potentially severe.: Alcohol and drug abuse are a sure way to permanently damage your unborn child's brain. Avoid them both at all costs! ...Read more

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What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Long-term problems: Alcohol can damage a baby's developing brain resulting in a long-lasting pattern of cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems. These problems can be difficult to treat if one isn't aware of the background of prenatal alcohol exposure. However help is available and the earlier a child gets appropriate treatment the better the long-term prognosis. ...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 fetal alcohol syndrome be fully treated?

Can fetal alcohol syndrome be fully treated?

Somewhat: While we cannot undo the impact of alcohol on a baby's developing brain, we can definitetly help address the resulting cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems. The earlier the problems are identified and addressed the better the long-term prognosis is. Also, the issues are easier to treat if providers are aware of the history of prenatal alcohol exposure and understand fas. ...Read more

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What is fetal alcohol spectrum disorder from?

What is fetal alcohol spectrum disorder from?

FASD: Fasd, which includes fetal alcohol syndrome, describes the continuum of permanent birth defects that result from consumption of alcohol by mother when pregnant with baby (prenatal alcohol exposure). The effects can be physical, behavioral, & cognitive. There is no known safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fetal alcohol syndrome?

None specific: History of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, especially if mother is a known alcoholic. Maternal blood alcohol levels can be measured during pregnancy. Any alcohol level in baby after birth, which would indicate alcohol consumption by mother very close to onset or during labor. Some babies have a typical fetal alcohol face - see google. Later some psychological tests can be useful. ...Read more

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Can FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) be inherited?

Yes and no.: The predisposition for alcoholism is inherited, however fetal alcohol syndrome only occurs when the fetus is exposed to maternally ingested alcohol during pregnancy and as such is not inherited, rather is a teratogen exposure that is entirely preventable. ...Read more