Fetal alcohol syndrome

American Academy of Pediatrics Report On Alcohol

It is well understood that consuming alcohol while pregnant can lead to a number of problems for the baby, potentially impacting the newborn into adulthood. Despite that knowledge and countless disclaimers, many women choose to imbibe throughout the pregnancy. Some pregnant women with have a glass of wine here or there, and some will drink...
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Pilot Project: Pregnancy Tests in Bar Bathrooms

The science is irrefutable; consuming alcohol during pregnancy can lead to serious, lifelong health problems for a child. While most women are aware of this, every year a significant number of babies are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), more commonly referred to as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Unfortunately, many women are unaware of...
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Study: Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Disrupts Brain Circuitry

“Stop and think. If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, don’t drink.” The above quote is from the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence website. And the photo to the left depicts the government warning that can be found on every alcoholic beverage in the United States: “According to the surgeon general,...
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Opiate Addicted Babies – A Hard Way to Start Life

Fetal alcohol syndrome has been on the radar for decades. In the 80s and 90s we learned about “crack babies” or pre-natal cocaine exposure (PCE). Experts continue to study the short and long term effects of PCE. Now it is being reported that the number of babies being born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has...
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Drugs and Lower Academic Achievement

As more and more studies are conducted regarding the effects of drugs and alcohol on the human fetus, the more we are able to understand what an exposed individual will experience as they grow up. It has long been understood that when pregnant women consume alcohol they put their baby at great risk of defects,...
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