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Can drinking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The frequency of heart defects including a hole between the upper and or lower heart chamber is increased among those with fetal alcohol exposure.
More intense exposure during the first weeks of pregnancy would be more likely to effect heart formation. These defects can also occur without alcohol exposure during pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

The frequency of heart defects including a hole between the upper and or lower heart chamber is increased among those with fetal alcohol exposure.
More intense exposure during the first weeks of pregnancy would be more likely to effect heart formation. These defects can also occur without alcohol exposure during pregnancy.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It causes a constellation of problems equally bad known as fetal alcohol syndrome.

In brief: No

It causes a constellation of problems equally bad known as fetal alcohol syndrome.
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