Thursday, November 7, 2013

How will the use of alcohol effect your baby?

FASD 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a term that describes the effects that can happen to a person who's mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include, physical, mental, behavioral & learning disabilities. FASD can not be diagnosed, but the the diagnoses under the category of FASD can be. For example:
FAS - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • growth deficiency 
  • a unique cluster of minor facial anomalies (small eyes, smooth philtrum, thin upper lip).
  • central nervous system damage
  • prenatal alcohol exposure
This is a picture to show the facial anomalies of a baby who is effected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 


Partial FAS (Not as serious case of FAS)
  • most of the growth deficiency and/or facial features of FAS.
  • central nervous system damage (structural, neurological, and/or functional impairment).
  • prenatal alcohol exposure.

Alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder 
  • central nervous system damage (structural, neurological, and/or functional impairment).
  • prenatal alcohol exposure.