Fetal Alcohol Syndrome During Pregnancy

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Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused by the consumption of alcoholic beverages during the 9 months of pregnancy. It used to be believed that a small amount of alcohol during pregnancy was safe, and maybe even healthy, but now researchers are starting to find that no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Even though researchers now know that even small amounts of alcohol could harm fetuses, doctors are still telling women that it’s ok to drink during pregnancy. It’s estimated that each year in the U.S., 1 in every 750 infants is born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a completely preventable birth defect. The best prevention is to avoid all amounts of alcohol during pregnancy. Even one sip of alcohol during those 9 months
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