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What can happen to a fetus when a pregnant women drinks heavily during her pregnancy It can lead to permanent irreversible and incurable effects that will bring a lifetime of pain for both the child and the family These permanent and unchangeable effects arise from a fetus attaining fetal alcohol syndrome from its mother Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS is a pattern of malformations and disabilities resulting from a pregnant woman drinking heavily during her pregnancy FAS is unique in that effects on the children are directly linked to maternal drinking habits Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is currently the leading cause of mental retardation in the United States A baby with FAS can suffer from mental retardation central nervous dysfunction organ dysfunction facial abnormalities and many other effects At least 5000 to 10000 infants are born each year in America with FAS There is a little less then a 50 chance that the new born child whose mother drank heavily during pregnancy will be born with FAS Even if the child is not born with FAS there is a better then 50 chance that the child will have many Fetal Alcohol Effects FAE from maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy Berhow 364 Each infant that is born with FAS is a large financial burden The institutional and medical costs for one child with FAS is an average of over a million dollars during the childs lifetime Whatever the mother drinks while she is pregnant the child inside her is drinking If the mother gets drunk from consuming to much alcohol so will her child A mothers high risk behavior during pregnancy effects the child more then it might effect her But FAS is a syndrome that is 100 preventable The only way to prevent FAS is for a pregnant woman to abstain from drinking alcohol during her entire
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