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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.
Timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy linked with FAS characteristics

Timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy linked with FAS characteristics

Chronology of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome revealed

Chronology of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome revealed

Study examines quantity, frequency and timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy

Study examines quantity, frequency and timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy

New NIST clinical SRM can help in accurate CMV detection and treatment

New NIST clinical SRM can help in accurate CMV detection and treatment

IUPUI launches Institute for Mathematical Modeling and Computational Science

IUPUI launches Institute for Mathematical Modeling and Computational Science

First Australian clinic to exclusively diagnose and treat fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

First Australian clinic to exclusively diagnose and treat fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Coquitlam student earns top prize in 2011 British Columbia SABC competition

Coquitlam student earns top prize in 2011 British Columbia SABC competition

Alcohol misuse in pregnancy linked to high risk of premature birth

Alcohol misuse in pregnancy linked to high risk of premature birth

Prenatal alcohol exposure another risk for conduct disorder

Prenatal alcohol exposure another risk for conduct disorder

Scientists use fruit flies to study how prenatal alcohol exposure causes FAS

Scientists use fruit flies to study how prenatal alcohol exposure causes FAS

KINARM Assessment Station to help healthcare workers assess patients suffering from brain injuries

KINARM Assessment Station to help healthcare workers assess patients suffering from brain injuries

What to eat and drink when pregnant: New studies

What to eat and drink when pregnant: New studies

MOFAS offers $6,400 in grant to Minnesota families living with FASD

MOFAS offers $6,400 in grant to Minnesota families living with FASD

Alcohol consumption guidelines during pregnancy needed: Study

Alcohol consumption guidelines during pregnancy needed: Study

Researchers study science and clinical treatment of FAS

Researchers study science and clinical treatment of FAS

30 percent of Aussie mums think it’s OK to drink alcohol while pregnant

30 percent of Aussie mums think it’s OK to drink alcohol while pregnant

CDP-choline may block skull and brain damage that result from alcohol consumption early in pregnancy

CDP-choline may block skull and brain damage that result from alcohol consumption early in pregnancy

Folate supplementation thwarts heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy

Folate supplementation thwarts heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy

'Mindfulness' for reducing aggressive behaviour in people with developmental disabilities

'Mindfulness' for reducing aggressive behaviour in people with developmental disabilities

Rutgers-Camden professor earns NEH grant to study history of babies in modern America

Rutgers-Camden professor earns NEH grant to study history of babies in modern America