A-Z Guide to Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alcohol is widely considered the most deadly substance for an unborn baby, and even more deadly than illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Exposing a baby to alcohol during pregnancy can cause a condition known as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
This is a guide on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) by Cassiobury Court, the guide covers key points such as, how alcohol damages an unborn baby, diagnosing FAS, treating FAS and advice on the level of safe alcohol consumption for pregnant women.
FAS is a broad term used to describe a triad of symptoms including:
- Facial dysmorphia
- Physical conditions
- Central nervous system dysfunction
- Diminished intelligenge
- Greater chance of suffering from anxiety/depression and addiction
- Motor functioning delays
- Hyperactivity and concentration problems