Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome According to Seaver, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is birth defects causing learning, and behavioral problems in individuals whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy. This disorder is very serious, yet it is recognized as one of the most preventable. This causes major issues, when something so serious could be prevented but is not. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a problem because it leaves a permanent effect on the unborn child, but some solutions could be educating women and putting up more informational posters and warning labels on products. As a result of pregnant women drinking, there have been a profuse amount of children born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Armstrong and Abel confirm that it wasn’t until 1973…show more content…
This shows that there are potentially fatal conditions that could happen to a child exposed to alcohol, permanently disabling them, making them slow and stand out from other kids their age even into adulthood. There are other effects that come with having FAS. For some individuals it causes “attention deficit, depression, anxiety attacks, psychosis and suicide threats” (Seaver). For these conditions most of them can be treated with medication, but the child will have to be on meds for the majority if not all of their life. All of these terrible effects could have simply been prevented if the mother would have waited just a short nine months to ingest alcohol. Since FAS is such a prevalent problem, researchers have had to come up with different way to try and help prevent it. The most prominent solution to FAS is making the people aware of the consequences of drinking while pregnant (Hankin). Most people do not think about how drinking does not affect just them or they just simply don’t care. Even though most people are aware that they are not suppose to drink while pregnant it is crucial that warning signs are put up and labels are put on all alcoholic products (Hankin). This will hopefully make those that are drinking conscious of their decisions and have no excuses for their action. Because most people

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