Tag: FAS

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or FAS: What is It? How Serious is FAS?

Can a single drink cause fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)? Can pregnant women safely drink in moderation? Who is at greatest risk of having a child with the problem? How we can reduce FAS? These are very important questions. And the answers to them can influence people’s behaviors. I. What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Fetal alcohol …

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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: What to Believe?

I. ¬†Background Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a subject that elicits very strong emotion. Some pregnant women have actually become frantic upon realizing they had eaten salad with wine vinegar dressing. They feared their children would be born suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Servers have told pregnant women ordering wine with dinner in restaurants …

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Drinking During Pregnancy: What are Its Effects?

Moderate drinking during pregnancy. That’s an important subject. Unfortunately, emotion tends to run high. At the same time, people generally have few facts. I. Research Study To learn more, doctors studied¬†4,496 women. They followed the women throughout their pregnancies and after the birth of their children. The researchers focused on low to moderate drinking during …

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