Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Fetal alcohol syndrome includes physical, cognitive, and psychologicl 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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