Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrom

FASDs last a lifetime. There is no cure for FASDs. However, there is treament through medication and therapy for behavior abnormalities.

Otherwise known as FAS, women who drinks alcohol during pregnancy can give birth to babies with Fetal Alcohol Syndrom. FAS effects a baby's physical, mental, and learning abilities.When a pregnant women decides to drink alcohol, she risks giving birth to a child who will pay the price mentally and physically for the rest of his or her life. This can even result in fetal death.

-behavior abnormalities such as trouble with learning or remembering and communicating-ADHD-Mental retardation-poor coordination/fine motor skills-lack of imagination or curiosity-social withdrawal, stubbornness, impulsiveness, anxiety, and depression

What is FAS?

Mental Effects

Is there a cure?

Physical Effects

-low birth weight -small head circumference -organ failure-epilepsey -development delay-abnormalities in the face, including smaller eye openings, flattened cheekbones, and indistinct philtrum-an underdeveloped groove between the nose and the upper lip-or fetal death

Alcohol enters your bloodstream and reaches your developing fetus by crossing the placenta. The comsumption of alcohol effects the baby's brain, heart and blood vessels as they begin to develop in the early weeks of pregnancy, before one may know they are pregnant.

FAS occurs in about 1 to 2 births in every 1,000 births per year.

Alcohol enters your bloodstream and reaches your developing fetus by crossing the placenta. The comsumption of alcohol effects the baby's brain, heart and blood vessels as they begin to develop in the early weeks of pregnancy, before one may know they are pregnant.

Coping and support:Children and their families can seek support of professionals and other families who have experience with this syndrome. Ther are also many support groups for women and their child. A stable and nuturing home is the most importnant thing for a child and mother with this condition.

Prevention:Do not drink alcohol if you are trying to get pregnant.Avoid alcohol throughout your pregnancy Consider letting go of alcohol through your child bearing yearsIf you have an alcohol problem, try getting help before you become pregnant

For more information, go to http://www.nofas.org/


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