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  • Development Of Fas
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Many pregnant women are not aware of the complications that are involved with pregnancy. Majority of young women look at pregnancy as a way of bringing a life into the world but do not use precaution in their dietary habits to prevent the destruction or inhibition of such a life. Most pregnant women continue on their drinking and drug abuse binge right throughout their pregnancy. They do not think ahead to the inexplicable damage that it could do to their fetus. What they ...
  • Risk Factors Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome A pregnant woman's lifestyle ultimately affects the development of her baby. Excessive exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can inflict serious, permanent physical and mental damage on her child. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol she is making her child drink also. In knowing how Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be prevented, what the symptoms are, and who and what make up the risk factors fetal alcohol syndrome can be better understood. The National Organization on Fetal Alc...
  • Fas Drink Alcohol
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects Prenatal alcohol exposure is a preventable cause of birth defects, including mental retardation and neurodevelopmental deficits. Since the initial recognition in 1968 of the multiple effects that alcohol can have on the developing fetus [1] and the subsequent delineation in 1973 of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), [2] it has become clear that prenatal alcohol exposure can be associated with a wide range of abnormalities. [3] More than 80% of children...
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol effects (FAE) refers to the physical and mental birth defects which results from a woman's drinking alcohol while she is pregnant. FAS is the number one cause of mental retardation in the United States today. Fetal alcohol syndrome includes brain injury, deformities, and growth impairment before and after birth. The nature and extent of damage to the baby depends upon many factors, such as when during pregnancy the woman drank, the pattern of alcoho...
  • Non Alcoholic Behavior
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome What is Fetal alcohol syndrome? Exposure to alcohol before birth can cause a variety of different problems. One of the most severe effects of drinking during pregnancy is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAS is known as one of the leading preventable causes of mental retardation and birth defects. If a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy the baby can be born with FAS, which is a lifelong, physically and mentally disabling condition. FAS is characterized by distinctly ab...
  • Most Common Birth Defects In Newborn Babies
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    As children, little girls have one common dream: to have children. Playing house with their friends and playing with their babydolls have become the most frequent games played by little girls in hopes of one day being a mom themselves. At that age, even at older ages, girls do not think of the consequences that come with getting pregnant and having a baby. Neither do they think of the time and money it takes to raise a child, nor the possible diseases or possible birth defects. One of the most c...
  • Fas Baby
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    FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME Everyday and every hour a baby is born. But every year 5,000 of the babies born have FAS. FAS stands for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is caused by mothers that consume alcohol during pregnancy. There is no specific amount of alcohol known to be safe during pregnancy so the best possible option is not to drink any alcoholic beverage during pregnancy. Three major factors that you should know and consider when thinking about FAS are who causes these problems...
  • Characteristics Of Fas Babies
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    What do you think about drinking during pregnancy? Do you know what FAS is? Do you want your child to have FAS? Read on and I believe you will come to the same conclusion as I have about FAS. FAS doesn't sound so bad, but in reality it is. FAS means Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. FAS is a combination of physical and mental defects first evident at a baby's birth. FAS is a direct result of a woman drinking alcohol during pregnancy. These defects continue through out the child's life. One in five hundred...
  • Link Between Alcohol Use And Cancers
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    Alcohol Alcohol is a widely used substance for both science and in technology. Its name comes from an Arabic word al-kohl meaning ' a powder for painting the eyes'. The term was later applied to all compounds that contain alcoholic spirits. To most people alcohol is consider a downer that reduces activity in the nervous system. Some of the things alcohol effects you is, the alcohol intoxicated person exhibits lose muscle tone, loss of fine, and often has a staggering 'drunken' gait. The eyes may...
  • Growth Deformities Babies With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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    Drinking For Two Women drinking alcohol while they are pregnant should be illegal. Over 6 million women in America drink on a daily basis while they are pregnant, and every year more than 90,000 babies are born with some sort of alcohol-related defect (March of Dimes 2000). In some states a woman is charged with child abuse if her baby has significant abnormalities, but not everywhere. Fetal alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol effects, and neuro developmental disorder are just a few of the problems ...
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Children
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) was found, named and treated in the late 1960's. The term "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" is used to describe a lifelong set of physical, mental and neuro behavioral birth defects associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Most women are not aware of the many complications that can occur during pregnancy. Many pregnant women continue drinking right throughout their pregnancy, ignoring the fact that they could damage, and pose problems to th...
  • Alcohol Use And Fetal Deficiencies In Growth
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Many pregnant women are not aware of the complications that are involved with pregnancy. The greater majority of young women see pregnancy as a way of bringing a life into the world but do not use precaution in their dietary habits to prevent the destruction or inhibition of such a life. Most pregnant women continue on their drinking and drug abuse binge right throughout their pregnancy. They do not think ahead to the inexplicable damage that it could do to their fetus. Wh...
  • Disabled By Prenatal Exposure To Alcohol
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    On any given day in the United States... 10,657 babies are born. (US Census Bureau). Twenty of these babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Twenty may seem as though it is not a lot, but when you compare it to the fact that this number is more than HIV positive, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome combine it creates a whole new parameter. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a direct result of a womans competed disregard for the fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS, hereinafter), is a se...
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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    In recent years the public has been made aware of a syndrome called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The syndrome has received publicity for many reasons including the fact that it is a completely preventable syndrome based on the pregnant mother's behaviors. The syndrome causes disabilities for the children. The mother that drink during their pregnancy have been getting charged. It is a life long syndrome that cannot be reversed once it is achieved. In a report, Substance Abuse and the American Woman, s...
  • Birth Defects Of Alcohol Exposure
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome "FAS stand for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. FAS, a disorder characterized by growth retardation, facial abnormal ies, and central nervous system dysfunction (CNS), is caused by woman's use of alcohol during pregnancy" (FAQS, 2002). Several studies have found that women, who drink while being pregnant, put their developing fetus at risk of birth defects and spontaneous abortion (FAS, 2002). When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it passes easily through the placenta to her fetus....

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