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When a woman conceives from a drunkard man, are there any side effects on the child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not really

Sperm are produced continuously from stem cells and it is the healthiest/best swimmer that gets to the egg first and triggers pregnancy.
There is a chance that some of the sperm may be less potent, but this is a situation where any effect limits the chance that single sperm would work. Fetal alcohol syndrome is an exposure duration issue where mothers consumption affects the fetus over time.

In brief: Not really

Sperm are produced continuously from stem cells and it is the healthiest/best swimmer that gets to the egg first and triggers pregnancy.
There is a chance that some of the sperm may be less potent, but this is a situation where any effect limits the chance that single sperm would work. Fetal alcohol syndrome is an exposure duration issue where mothers consumption affects the fetus over time.
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Dr. Denise Lochner
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Fetal alcohol syndrome is from the mother drinking alcohol during pregancy.

In brief: No

Fetal alcohol syndrome is from the mother drinking alcohol during pregancy.
Dr. Denise Lochner
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