Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Fetal alcohol syndrome includes physical, cognitive, and psychological abnormalities that result from consuming alcohol during pregnancy (no, I’m not talking about guys consuming alcohol when a woman is pregnant…geez). Some statistics indicate that 1 in 750 babies are born with FAS as a result of their mother drinking heavily during pregnancy. The rates are much higher for alcoholic women — about 4 in 10. Some results include deformed heads, incomplete development of the face and mouth, brain deficits, and more.

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