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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Study Examines the Global Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Despite the studies out there touting the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, it maintains a concerning prevalence. Yet no one really knew just how devastating the numbers really were. A new study, conducted by the CentreShow More Summary

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study shows. The study provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as well as estimates of FAS by country, World Health Organization region and worldwide.

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows. The study, published in The...Show More Summary

How one woman overcame fetal alcohol syndrome and found art

Art allowed Jennifer Tourangeau, a 36-year-old Dene woman, to deal with personal pain—and it's led her to a career she's passionate about The post How one woman overcame fetal alcohol syndrome and found art appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Eligibility: FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME DISORDER (FAS) (FAE)

Doreen:  We have a 7 yr old with FAS who tested at 108 IQ, no expressive or receptive errors in testing and so I was told did not qualify for Continue Reading ?

How Well-Intentioned Public Health Campaigns Can Wind Up Shaming Women

In sci-fi classic The Handmaid's Tale, women's bodies are controlled and seriously policied by society.  We can all agree that fetal alcohol syndrome is a tragedy. But although American public awareness campaigns about the dangers of...Show More Summary

Research pinpoints devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are affected by a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, aggression, delinquency and diminished learning capacity a new review of evidence reveals. Published today in the journal...Show More Summary

New CDC Recommendations Acknowledge Life Begins at Conception?

In its new recommendations, the Centers for Disease Control says young women should completely abstain from alcohol so that babies are not born with fetal alcohol syndrome, the leading known preventable cause of developmental and physical birth defects in the U.S.

Drinking and Conceiving, Cont'd

A reader responds to our earlier note about the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome during early pregnancy: I am one of the women who is offended by the CDC’s new guidance. Why? For one, the CDC statement reads as a Chicken Little “the sky...Show More Summary

The CDC Will Not ‘Rip The Wine Glass’ From Anyone’s Hand, It Is Trying To Prevent FASD and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Women are furious about the CDC’s suggestion that doctors tell women who are of childbearing years, sexually active and not using some form of contraception to abstain from alcohol, as part of an awareness campaign towards doctors and women to decrease the incidences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the nation. Show More Summary

Drinking and Conceiving

A reader responds to the controversy over the CDC’s new guidelines to help lower the rate of fetal alcohol syndrome, guidelines that say doctors should “recommend birth control to women who are having sex (if appropriate), not planning...Show More Summary

“CDC Tells Fertile Women: Don’t Drink At All”

“Women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they’re using contraception, federal health officials said Tuesday, in a move to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.” [Liz Szabo/USA Today (“CDC: YoungShow More Summary

No, The CDC Did Not Tell Women To Stop Drinking

More than 3.3 million women are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies, which can result in birth defects, developmental disabilities, miscarriage and fetal alcohol syndrome, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...Show More Summary

An Unrealistic Warning From the CDC to Women: Don't Drink Unless You're Using Birth Control

In a recommendation aimed at the reasonable and laudable purpose of decreasing the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome, the CDC has significantly overshot their mark by recommending that women who are (1) of childbearing age and (2) not on birth control stop drinking. Read more...

AAP Says No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe During Pregnancy

Reporting in the journal Pediatrics, any amount of alcohol consumed by the expecting mother can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.

No Amount Of Alcohol In Pregnancy Is Safe, Ever, Pediatricians Group Says

It’s been just over four decades since fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) was first described, yet contradictory advice to women about drinking any alcohol at all during pregnancy continues to confuse and frustrate women. Is one glass a day okay? Or once a week maybe? One a month? One time ever, [...]

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the social control of mothers

Flashback Friday. The term “fetal alcohol syndrome” (FAS) refers to a group of problems that include mental retardation,  growth problems, abnormal facial features, and other birth defects.  The disorder affects children whose mothers drank large amounts of alcohol during pregnancy. Right? Well, not exactly. It turns out that only about 5% of alcoholic women give […]

Study: 20% to 80% Women Drink During Their Pregnancies

There’s no real formula for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) – no one knows how many drinks it takes, or why it is that some women who drink more end up having perfectly healthy babies and those that drink less sometimes end up having babies with FAS. The post Study: 20% to 80% Women Drink During Their Pregnancies appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

“Did All the Girls PT?”

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a serious problem in Alaska. Babies born there, particularly Native American babies, suffer the syndrome at much higher rates than infants in the lower 48. Since the first epidemiological data emerged in the...Show More Summary

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