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If you are pregnant and drink alcohol, so does your baby. This can hurt your baby's growth and cause life-long physical and behavioral problems. One of the most severe effects of drinking during pregnancy is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAS is a group of problems that can include; mental retardation, birth defects, abnormal facial features, growth problems, problems with the central nervous system, trouble remembering and/or learning, vision or hearing problems, behavior problems. FAS lasts for a lifetime. There is no cure. Special school services can help with learning problems. Routines and consistency at home may help with behavior problems. Women can prevent FAS and other problems related to alcohol use by not drinking when they are pregnant or might get pregnant.
Alcohol exposure during pregnancy linked with dose-dependent increase in miscarriage risk

Alcohol exposure during pregnancy linked with dose-dependent increase in miscarriage risk

Essential nutrient may hold promise in the war against Alzheimer's disease

Essential nutrient may hold promise in the war against Alzheimer's disease

High-risk drinking is common in South Africa, study finds

High-risk drinking is common in South Africa, study finds

Targeting specific signaling pathway could provide new avenue for treating fetal alcohol syndrome

Targeting specific signaling pathway could provide new avenue for treating fetal alcohol syndrome

Study finds increased rate of repeat pregnancies in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Study finds increased rate of repeat pregnancies in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Lithium chloride prevents neurological damage tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, mice study shows

Lithium chloride prevents neurological damage tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, mice study shows

Wayne State receives $2 million NIH grant for new study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Wayne State receives $2 million NIH grant for new study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Evidence for possible impacts of light alcohol consumption during pregnancy is “surprisingly limited,” study reveals

Evidence for possible impacts of light alcohol consumption during pregnancy is “surprisingly limited,” study reveals

Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy may cause subtle facial changes in babies says new study

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy may cause subtle facial changes in babies says new study

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Researchers identify blood test that may help predict FASD during pregnancy

Researchers identify blood test that may help predict FASD during pregnancy

Experts propose new clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD

Experts propose new clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD

Testing for maternal alcohol biomarkers in blood may help identify pregnancies at high FAS risk

Testing for maternal alcohol biomarkers in blood may help identify pregnancies at high FAS risk

Recent research gives more insight into genetics of FASD

Recent research gives more insight into genetics of FASD

Alcohol worst of all drugs that affect fetal health

Alcohol worst of all drugs that affect fetal health

Fetal alcohol exposure results in permanent fragmentation in slow-wave sleep

Fetal alcohol exposure results in permanent fragmentation in slow-wave sleep

CAMH researchers identify 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with FASD

CAMH researchers identify 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with FASD

Michael Charness named recipient of Henry Rosett Award for FASD research

Michael Charness named recipient of Henry Rosett Award for FASD research