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What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Fetal alcohol syndrome isn''t a single birth defect. It''s a cluster or pattern of related problems. The severity of signs and symptoms varies, with some children experiencing them to a far greater de...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... When you drink alcohol, it enters your bloodstream and reaches your developing fetus by crossing the placenta. Because a fetus metabolizes alcohol more slowly than an adult does, your developing baby'...
Source: MayoClinic

What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Prevention

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Prevention
... Doctors haven''t identified a safe level of alcohol that a pregnant woman can consume. If you''re in your childbearing years, be aware of the risks of FAS in your future offspring. These guidelines ca...
Source: MayoClinic

What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Treatment

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Treatment
... There''s no cure for fetal alcohol syndrome. In general, the physical defects and mental deficiencies persist for a lifetime. Heart abnormalities may require surgery. Learning problems may be helped b...
Source: MayoClinic

What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Support

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Coping skills
... The psychological and emotional problems associated with FAS are difficult to manage. Families and children with FAS may benefit greatly from the support of professionals and other families who have e...
Source: MayoClinic