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Can drunk dad cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by alcohol intake during pregnancy when the alcohol crosses the placenta and harms the fetus.

In brief: No.

Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by alcohol intake during pregnancy when the alcohol crosses the placenta and harms the fetus.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Fetal alcohol syndrome is due to exposure in utero.
However tendency to alcohol abuse may have a genetic basis, so father may be a contributor to chil' slater alcohol abuse

In brief: No

Fetal alcohol syndrome is due to exposure in utero.
However tendency to alcohol abuse may have a genetic basis, so father may be a contributor to chil' slater alcohol abuse
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Not one of the Fetal

Alcohol Spectrum Disoders currently listed on http://www.
fasdcenter.samhsa.gov, but paternal alcoholism causes epigenetic effects, changes in functions such as methylation, but not in the sequence of certain genes in the sperm. These changes may be inherited & impact early fetal development, contributing to the physical & neurobehavioral abnormalities of FASD's. Research is ongoing at this time.

In brief: Not one of the Fetal

Alcohol Spectrum Disoders currently listed on http://www.
fasdcenter.samhsa.gov, but paternal alcoholism causes epigenetic effects, changes in functions such as methylation, but not in the sequence of certain genes in the sperm. These changes may be inherited & impact early fetal development, contributing to the physical & neurobehavioral abnormalities of FASD's. Research is ongoing at this time.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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