Essay on The Effects Of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome On Children

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From the moment the baby is conceived, until it is born it is affected by what the mother does. You get high your baby gets high. You drink your baby drinks. Excessive exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can inflict serious, permanent physical and mental damage on your child. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is one of the nations top concerns in unborn infants. It’s a growing problem. More and more babies are born each day with this problem. Any women are at risk of having a child with FASD. Its been happening for hundreds of years. People began to notice it more around the 1700’s when gin was created and women were drinking large consumptions of it. (Golden, Janet Lynne. Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2005. Print. (book pg19) Alcohol can harm an embryo or fetus at any time. Even before the women knows she is pregnant. Women who drink until they find out if they are pregnant are still at risk. It can happen to anyone. Many women who have given birth to a child with fetal alcohol syndrome have also given birth to other children with it. There is no way of measuring how much alcohol one can consume before defects occur, and no proof that small amounts of liquor are safe. The more you drink the greater the risk. FAS is a permanent condition is already born babies who have it. It affects every aspect of an individual’s life and the lives of the people around them. Fetal alcohol syndrome can be prevented. It is proven to be…

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