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|Posted on 21 August, 2015 at 1:18|
Drinking alcohol can cause a group of conditions called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Among their symptoms, children with FASD may grow less quickly than other children, have facial abnormalities and have problems with their central nervous systems, including mental retardation.
A person with an FASD might have physical and behavioral problems such as trouble with:
The truth is, drinking alcohol while pregnant is risky.
Because most pregnancies are unplanned,women and girls usually are not aware that they have become pregnant and may continue to drink alcoholic beverages. Data on past month alcohol use among women in the United States, indicate that:
A pregnant woman or girl who drinks alcoholic beverages can cause damage to her baby, possibly including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Different terms are used to describe FASDs,depending on the type of symptoms. No one treatment is right for every child. Good treatment plans will include close monitoring, follow-ups, and changes as needed along the way.
If you used alchohol or any unprescribed drugs, during pregnancy, Talk with your health care provider about it"as soon as possible." Get your child the help he may need before it is too late.