The Truth About What Alcohol Abuse Does to a Fetus

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The Truth About Fetal Alcohol Abuse Would you have ever thought of physically, mentally, and/or emotionally harming an unborn child? In the 1990s people have noted the significant impact alcohol-related birth defects are having on our society then and now. My essay will discuss alcohol consumption among pregnant women and its adverse effects on fetal development. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or FAS is physical and mental health problem that destroys a child's learning development. Women risk their unborn children when they consume alcohol during pregnancy and puts their children at risk for multiple constellations of abnormalities when they are born. Which also hinders babies from reaching their full potential in life.…show more content…
Christine Gorman says that “FAS children have to be supervised at all times and my never become independent”. FAS causes a child to not know the difference from right and wrong thus getting them in a deep amount of trouble. FAS can cause a range of facial anomalies such as, short palpebral fissures, flat midface, indistinct philtrum, a thin upper lip and much more. Major organs systems such as the heart, kidneys, liver, and skeleton can be impaired. causes permanent damage to the child. Young children with FAS grow retardation, certain facial abnormalities and central nervous system impairment. Once the child has grown to their teenage years they can feel excluded from other kids and even adults. Some teens with FAS can feel suicidal. Teens can have suicidal thoughts and or actions. Babies exposed to alcohol in the womb have showed signs of developing their stress response. FAS children, teens, and adults take everything to heart and don't take the negatives to a domestic level. Babies exposed to alcohol in the womb have showed signs of developing their stress response. Even a healthy babies, brain development would be effected by living in poverty, with stresses ranging from a parents unemployment to violence, or even losing heat during cold winters. FAS can cause memory loss among fourteen year olds whose mother had drank alcohol while their child was in the womb. FAS children and teens speak to

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