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What you can do to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome a professional"s guide by Sheila B. Blume

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Published by Johnson Institute in Minneapolis .
Written in English


  • Fetal alcohol syndrome,
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome -- Prevention,
  • Fetus -- Effect of drugs on,
  • Alcoholism in pregnancy,
  • Pregnant women -- Alcohol use,
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -- prevention & control

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-58).

StatementSheila B. Blume.
LC ClassificationsRG629.F45 B58 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 58 p. :
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1713171M
ISBN 101562460439
LC Control Number92015315

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Once alcohol consumption has been identified, physicians should discuss the fetal risks with the woman and her family in the same way that other risks are discussed. Everything possible should be done to discourage drinking during the pregnancy to prevent harm to the fetus. Dr. Streissguth is one of the pioneers in the identification and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the entire spectrum of congenital damage arising from in-utero exposure to alcohol. 25 years after the identification of this common and devastating disability, most efforts in the academic community still focus on definition and diagnosis Cited by: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Berry Carpenter, Carolyn Blackburn & Jo Egerton, $ Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: a Guide for Families and Communities. Ann Streissguth, $ Forfeiting All Sanity: a Mother’s Story of Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Jennfer Poss Taylor, $ Get this from a library! What you can do to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome: a professional's guide. [Sheila B Blume].

Page 7 Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD), and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), result from a complicated set of factors that influence exposure, whether a woman who abuses alcohol becomes pregnant and continues to drink throughout pregnancy, and vulnerability to adverse fetal effects at a given level.   This book is a great contrast to much other work on fetal alcohol syndrome (now usually called fetal alcohol spectrum disorder). While many works are judgmental (those bad mothers drank while pregnant) or ideosyncratic (how one person dealt with one particular manifestation of this syndrome), this book brings the reader up to date on current research (including discussion of gaps in our 4/5.   Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the most common preventable cause of mental disability in the western world with an estimated incidence in North America of per live births. 1, 2 Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder refers to a group of conditions that can include abnormalities in facial features, growth deficiency, and central nervous system dysfunction in children whose mothers Cited by: 5. The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects by Liz Kulp and Jodee Kulp – Liz Kulp’s birth mother drank while she was pregnant and Liz was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In The Best I Can Be, Liz and her adopted mother Jodee tell her story. Liz’s story is told in her own words on index cards, while the rest of the.

Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause birth defects and developmental disabilities, collectively known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).Alcohol use during pregnancy is also linked to other outcomes, such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm (early) birth, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Few estimates for the full range of FASDs are available. Page 1. Executive Summary. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), first described in the published medical literature in , refers to a constellation of physical abnormalities, most obvious in the features of the face and in the reduced size of the newborn, and problems of behavior and cognition, in children born to mothers who drank heavily during pregnancy. As long as a woman avoids alcohol consumption while she is pregnant (or could be pregnant), she is preventing fetal alcohol syndrome. Fathers can also play an important role in preventing the disorder in their children. They can encourage the mother to avoid situations that may involve drinking and set an example by not drinking alcohol themselves. Everything You Need to Know About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. by Karen Reed Wednesday, Decem As aforementioned, there’s only one sure-fire way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome. If a woman is trying to get pregnant, she should stop drinking alcohol right away. In doing this, she can make sure that her baby won’t acquire the condition.