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What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
10 doctors agree

In brief: Physical & mental

.Alcohol is a teratogen; it can cause malformations of the brain & other organs from the 3rd week of conception on.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, of which fetal alcohol syndrome is the worst, can cause small brain & body, dev. Delays, intellectual disability, adhd, behavior problems, learning problems, executive functions deficits & more. Stop drinking asap. See more @ fasdcenter.Samhsa.Gov.

In brief: Physical & mental

.Alcohol is a teratogen; it can cause malformations of the brain & other organs from the 3rd week of conception on.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, of which fetal alcohol syndrome is the worst, can cause small brain & body, dev. Delays, intellectual disability, adhd, behavior problems, learning problems, executive functions deficits & more. Stop drinking asap. See more @ fasdcenter.Samhsa.Gov.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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8 doctors agree

In brief: High

And not worth condemning a child to lifelong complications because of ingesting alcoholic drinks!

In brief: High

And not worth condemning a child to lifelong complications because of ingesting alcoholic drinks!
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol consumption

During pregnancy? Very bad to the fetus-it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, so don't do it.
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In brief: Alcohol consumption

During pregnancy? Very bad to the fetus-it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, so don't do it.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Muhammad Munir
That can be very damaging to the fetus please consult a doctor to get help if this is an issue all the best
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Fetal abnormalities

Fetal alcohol syndrome is the greatest risk.
This syndrome has been seen even with only one drink during pregnancy. The syndrome includes both physical and mental defects.

In brief: Fetal abnormalities

Fetal alcohol syndrome is the greatest risk.
This syndrome has been seen even with only one drink during pregnancy. The syndrome includes both physical and mental defects.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Troy Williams
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol in pregnancy

Studies completed have shown no correlation between occasional alcohol consumption and birth defects.
Fetal alcohol syndrome has been well studied and seen in some alcoholic mothers.

In brief: Alcohol in pregnancy

Studies completed have shown no correlation between occasional alcohol consumption and birth defects.
Fetal alcohol syndrome has been well studied and seen in some alcoholic mothers.
Dr. Troy Williams
Dr. Troy Williams
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Women don't have to be alcoholics to have a child with FAS. Binge drinking-having 4 drinks at a time (i.e. , partying) can cause FAS.
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