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Alcohol can harm your baby at any stage during a pregnancy. That includes the earliest stages before you even know you are pregnant. Drinking alcohol can cause a group of conditions called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Effects can include physical and behavioral problems such as trouble with

  • Learning and remembering
  • Understanding and following directions
  • Controlling emotions
  • Communicating and socializing
  • Daily life skills, such as feeding and bathing

Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most serious type of FASD. People with fetal alcohol syndrome have facial abnormalities, including wide-set and narrow eyes, growth problems and nervous system abnormalities.

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  1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Daily life skills, such as feeding and bathing Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most serious type of FASD. People with fetal alcohol syndrome have facial abnormalities, including wide-set and narrow ...
  2. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)  
    ... Conditions Frequently Asked Questions Español Condiciones Chinese Conditions Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Read in Chinese What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) describes changes in ...
  3. Fetal alcohol syndrome is growth, mental, and physical problems that may occur in a baby when a mother drinks ... is at risk for having a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. No "safe" level of alcohol use during pregnancy ...
  4. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Overview Is it dangerous to drink alcohol during pregnancy? Yes. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can be dangerous to you and your ...
  5. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  6. National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)  
    National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - (800) 66-NOFAS Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Pinterest RSS Alcohol and Pregnancy. No safe amount. No safe time. No ...
  7. ... even in modest amounts, may be born with fetal alcohol syndrome, which often consists of growth retardation, unusual facial ...
  8. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Parent's Guide to Caring for a Child with FAS (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) (Wake Forest University, School of Medicine) - PDF  
  9. Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... What are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders? • What is fetal alcohol syndrome? • What amounts of alcohol can cause FAS? • Is ... disabilities that can last a lifetime. What is fetal alcohol syndrome? Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most severe ...
  10. Language of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) - PDF  
    ... by clinicians. It refers to conditions such as: • Fetal alcohol syndrome, including partial FAS • Fetal alcohol effects (FAE) • Alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder • Alcohol-related birth defects FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME FAS consists of a pattern of neurologic, behavioral, ...
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