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Fetal Alcohol syndrome (FAS) is caused by a woman drinking too much alcohol during pregnancy. The pregnant woman typically is also malnourished, receives no pre-natal medical …care, drinks tobacco and does drugs. The amount of alcohol necessary to cause FAS is controversial but several important points are worth noting: • Because it's impossible to "prove a negative," opponents of drinking alcohol in general can always and forever say that "no safe limit on consumption has been proven" • There appears to be no evidence that drinking in moderation (no more than one drink of beer, wine or distilled spirits) by pregnant women has ever caused Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or otherwise harmed a single baby. The burden of proof lies on those who contend that such drinking is harmful and they have not been able to do so. • Women who choose to drink in moderation while pregnant can do so with knowledge that their decision is consistent with scientific evidence. • There is always the possibility that some as yet unidentified harm to a baby might result from light or moderate drinking during pregnancy. • Given the above possibility, even if remote, the very safest choice for an expectant mother's fetus would be to abstain. • Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should discuss the matter with their own physician or health care provider.
According to the Medical Encyclopedia: Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a pattern of birth defects, learning, and behavioral problems affecting individuals whose moth…ers consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Read more information on Answers.com via the Related Link. something that can make your baby have mental problems.
What is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)? FAS is one of the most common known causes of mental retardation. It is the only cause that is entirely preventable. Studies by the… Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that between 1,000 and 6,000 babies in the United States are born yearly with FAS (6). Babies with FAS are abnormally small at birth and usually do not catch up on growth as they get older. They have characteristic facial features, including small eyes, a thin upper lip and smooth skin in place of the normal groove between the nose and upper lip. Their organs, especially the heart, may not form properly. Many babies with FAS also have a brain that is small and abnormally formed. Most have some degree of mental disability. Many have poor coordination, a short attention span and emotional and behavioral problems. The effects of FAS and other FASDs last a lifetime. Even if not mentally retarded, adolescents and adults with FAS and other FASDs are at risk for psychological and behavioral problems and criminal behavior (2). They often find it difficult to keep a job and live independently (2, 6).
Fetal alcohol effect is not as severe. In Case Of Alcohol & Man.........It Has Also Been Found That..The Man Who Is An Alcoholic....& Spouse Not A Drinker.......Can Also Som…e Times, Give A Birth To A Child With Birth Defects........Like A Child With Abnormal Brain Cells, Not Normal Like Other People.In That Case, Also Changing The Child's Situation Is Also Difficult, Becoz The Genes Which The Child Got From His Father...Get Destroyed Already, Becoz Of His Father's Alcoholic Situation.Becoz..Alcohol Taken Too Much Destroys The Genes, Which In result, Can Destroy The Genes Of The Child Who Takes A Birth.... --------- Science Also Say That......A Child's Genes....Sometimes Also Depends On Father's & Mother's Genes.... ----------- REMEMBER:- 1. Science does not tell how sickness appear in people but tells us that ilnesses can be transmitted. 2.Alcohol attacks the brain and genes. It may disolve neuronal cells 3.Are you are asking whether the traits of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be passed from a father with FAS to his children? I believe the answer is maybe. The damage that affected the fathers genes, will not necessarily affect the genes that go into his sperm and to the next generation if the gestation is otherwise healthy. However, if the father had genes that made him more vulnerable to prenatal exposure to alcohol then his child- fetus may also be vulnerable in the same way, and alcohol exposure may cause FAS. 4.The bottom line is: Don't expose a fetus to alcohol. 5.OK - you've heard several responses in regards to having a relationship or a child with an alcoholic. There are tests showing some cases of FAS with alcoholic fathers. These studies are difficult to substantiate as in most cases where the father is an alcoholic, the mother drinks as well (whether or not she is an alcoholic or a sympathy drinker). I can tell you from personal experience this is not a road you wish to travel down. Even if you left him and raised the child as your own, you still risk the health of your child. The studies show a small percentage of risk when just the father is involved. This has been due to the damage alcohol does to sperm. 6.Alcohol is more important than ANYTHING else to an active user and remains in the fore front to a recovering user. Do not tread down this path blindly. In my opinion, do not tread down it at all.
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no. it is due to the expectant mother drinking alcohol over a period of time affecting the fetus. Each time an expectant mother drinks and or smokes, so does the fetus.
Fetal alcohol syndrome is when during her pregnancy, the mother consumes alcohol, causing many complications to her baby. The baby could suffer a variety of disabilities such …as mental disorders, physical growth defects, etc.
no fetal alcohol syndrome is a disease in which a mother to be abuses alcohol which usually and most often results in various deformations of the fetus/infant.
Symptoms are small head, mental retardation, abnormal growth, and severe congenital abnormalities or even fetal death.
When a pregnant woman consumes substantial amounts of alchohol the fetus can be harmed, and be born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
A national survey found that more than half of women age 15-44 drank while pregnant. Of the women who reported drinking during their pregnancy, 66% reported drinking in their… first trimester; 54% reported drinking in their third trimester. FAS is estimated to occur in 1 to 2 live births per every 1,000 in the United States each year.
brain damage, slow speech, autism, attention disorder to name a few. A. Low birth weight and length B. Heart defects C. Larger head size D. Mental retardation Wh…at is the answer??? thanks
No. It is a condition that occurs in newborns as a result of exposure to large amount of alcohol in utero (while still in the womb). It happens when pregnant women drink durin…g their pregnancy. It is not genetic and you cannot inherit it.
You don't treat it - you prevent it. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a serious health problem that tragically affects its victims and their families, but that is completely …preventable. Causing a child to suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome is really nothing short of child abuse and it lasts for life. Babies born with FAS tend to weigh less and be shorter than normal. They usually suffer from: • smaller heads • deformed facial features • abnormal joints and limbs • poor coordination • problems with learning • short memories Victims of fetal alcohol syndrome often experience mental health problems, disrupted school experience, inappropriate sexual behavior, trouble with the law, alcohol and drug problems, difficulty caring for themselves and their children, and homelessness.
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If a pregnant woman consumes a lot of alcohol during her pregnancy, and particularly during the earlier part of her pregnancy, the developing fetus will be harmed, and will be… born with neurological problems described as fetal alcohol syndrome. The symptoms include reduced intelligence, emotional instability, and a great susceptibility to alcoholism. Another way of looking at this is, a person who has fetal alcohol syndrome will exhibit similar symptoms when sober, to what a normal person exhibits when drunk.