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What sort of disorder is fetal alcohol syndrome?
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Holly Barth
General Practice
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In brief: Birth defects
When a woman consumes too much alcohol during pregnancy (usually defined as multiple alcoholic beverages a day) then the baby can be born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
This includes facial deformities, poor growth, and mental retardation. The child can also have heart defects. It is recommended for a mother to abstain from all alcohol during pregnancy.

In brief: Birth defects
When a woman consumes too much alcohol during pregnancy (usually defined as multiple alcoholic beverages a day) then the baby can be born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
This includes facial deformities, poor growth, and mental retardation. The child can also have heart defects. It is recommended for a mother to abstain from all alcohol during pregnancy.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Alcohol/brain damage
Alcohol damages a baby's brain causing cognitive, emotional and behavior problems.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) can be diagnosed by looking at a child; alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) isn't something you can see but causes similar problems. We don't know how much it takes so no amount of alcohol should be considered safe. Drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause fas!

In brief: Alcohol/brain damage
Alcohol damages a baby's brain causing cognitive, emotional and behavior problems.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) can be diagnosed by looking at a child; alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) isn't something you can see but causes similar problems. We don't know how much it takes so no amount of alcohol should be considered safe. Drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause fas!
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: FAS
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a completely preventable set of physical, mental and neurobehavioral birth defects associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
No one should drink while they are pregnant because it can affect the child in so many way. If you google this, you will fine all kinds of information on the subject.

In brief: FAS
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a completely preventable set of physical, mental and neurobehavioral birth defects associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
No one should drink while they are pregnant because it can affect the child in so many way. If you google this, you will fine all kinds of information on the subject.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Fetal alcohol sdr.
It is associate with poor fetal growth and neurologycal problems.
The main organ affected by alcohol is baby s brain. May have poor memory, low iq, drug addictions and so on.Alcohol definetely should be avoided in pregnancy.

In brief: Fetal alcohol sdr.
It is associate with poor fetal growth and neurologycal problems.
The main organ affected by alcohol is baby s brain. May have poor memory, low iq, drug addictions and so on.Alcohol definetely should be avoided in pregnancy.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Toxic exposure
There are many agents that can produce recognizable patterns in a baby exposed during pregnancy.
Fetal alcohol effect, first reported in the 1950's is likely the most common and diverse. From organ malformations to ADHD it varies based on time and intensity of exposure. Alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde and other byproducts that injure tissues. There is no level of exposure proven to be safe.

In brief: Toxic exposure
There are many agents that can produce recognizable patterns in a baby exposed during pregnancy.
Fetal alcohol effect, first reported in the 1950's is likely the most common and diverse. From organ malformations to ADHD it varies based on time and intensity of exposure. Alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde and other byproducts that injure tissues. There is no level of exposure proven to be safe.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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