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.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of birth defects that can happen when a pregnant woman drinks alcohol. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most severe type of the disorder.
Drug Use and Pregnancy
WebMD examines the use of drugs, alcohol, and caffeine in pregnancy, and their effects on the unborn child.
Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
You may know alcohol use disorder as “alcohol abuse,” alcohol dependence,” or “alcoholism.” How can you know if you have it?
Alcohol Detox Programs: What to Know
If you drink heavily and want to get under control, detox is usually the first step. Learn how to know if you need it, what the process is like, and your choices for detox and rehab programs.