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  • 1. BY: Shaquay Hayes
  • 2.  It is a pattern of mental and physical defects which develops in some unborn babies when the mother drinks excessive alcohol during pregnancy.
  • 3.  It can stunt fetal growth or weight, create distinctive facial stigmata, damage neurons and brain structures, and cause other physical , mental or behavioral problems  .
  • 4.  Is it found in the U.S. that 10-15% of women report having recently used alcohol , and up to 30% use alcohol at some point during pregnancy.
  • 5. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is often called the number one preventable birth defect. Meaning it can not be prevented and that you were born with it.
  • 6.  Despite counseling of pregnant women to avoid alcohol, large numbers of babies are born with FAS. At present, no effective treatments exist that can prevent or reverse FAS after fetal exposure to alcohol.

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