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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Directory

Fetal alcohol syndrome describes a number of defects or problems that a baby faces due to its mother's alcohol consumption during pregnancy. These could be physical or mental effects such as growth or learning disorders. Heavy drinking is always dangerous for the baby, but even small amounts of alcohol are inadvisable. Pregnant women who drink should stop immediately and seek counseling if necessary. Also, tell your doctor so that he or she can monitor your baby throughout the pregnancy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how fetal alcohol syndrome is contracted, what its effects are, how to treat it, and much more.

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