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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The Latest News

We’re here to provide a personal perspective, the latest recommendations, and the science-based facts about the risk of prenatal alcohol exposure.

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5 misconceptions about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

5 misconceptions about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Children and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders struggle with lifelong learning and behavioral problems. Without appropriate support, they are at high risk for secondary conditions, such as mental health problems, trouble with the law, school disruption, and substance abuse. Christie Petrenko, assistant professor at the University of Rochester MedicalRead more

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A blood test on expectant mothers may help identify infants at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders occur when women drink large amounts of alcohol during pregnancy. The condition can affect a child's development and cause long-lasting physical and mentalRead more

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Dangers of Drinking While Pregnant

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Dangers of Drinking While Pregnant
Most women in the U.S. have heard that you shouldn’t drink while pregnant. What many don’t know is the true extent of damage that a few drinks can have on their unborn child. For the majority of history, alcohol has been seen as harmless for pregnant women. There was a timeRead more

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