Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Madeline Ruddy

Description on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

It's a infection that infants get when their mother drinks alcohol


Testing/Treatments

  • Smooth ridge between nose and upper lip
  • Lower-than-average height, weight, or both
  • Small head size, problems with attention and hyperactivity, poor coordination
  • Prenatal alcohol exposure; although confirmation is required to make a diagnosis
  • Medication helps with some symptoms, behavior, and education therapy

Causes/Complications

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome happens when mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy
  • Fetal death is most extreme outcome from drinking alcohol during pregnancy
  • People with FAS can have problems with learning, memory, attention span, communication, vision, or hearing


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Preventions

You can prevent this from happening by not drinking alcohol while your pregnant or might be pregnant