A Connection With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Essay

1011 Words Mar 16th, 2015 null Page
Although I do not have a particular connection with fetal alcohol syndrome, it is a serious condition prevalent in children exposed to alcohol during their mother’s pregnancy. This syndrome can only come from the mother ingesting alcohol and it is up to the mother to be responsible enough to know that alcohol, drugs and certain medication will affect her child. The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome last a lifetime and their is no cure for this. It is extremely dangerous to ingest any amount of alcohol during one’s pregnancy and women are reminded of this through television ads, warning labels and talk from doctors. There are both physical and behavioral symptoms that occur from fetal alcohol syndrome.
Some of the major sings include; facial abnormalities, small head, shorter-than-average height and difficulty in school. There are many other signs and symptoms of this syndrome, and they can range from being mild to severe (Facts about FASDs). In high school I took a class, human physiology, where we spent a week talking about fetal alcohol syndrome. My teacher explained that mothers who participate in drinking while pregnant believe that nothing bad can happen because it may only be a few drinks. On the other hand, the mother may be suffering from depression or alcoholism and turn to alcohol as an outlet to cope with the stresses of pregnancy and daily life. Since I have never experienced fetal alcohol syndrome first hand, I decided to research this to gather more…

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