What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Health As I See It: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/facts.html
The effects of alcohol on a growing fetus are such that no woman pregnant, or considering pregnancy should drink alcohol.  If they are drinking alcohol, they should stop drinking until after the pregnancy so as to minimize the effects of alcohol.
The effects from alcohol vary from the most serious, fetal alcohol syndrome, and then to less severe, but still concerned symptoms such as alcohol related neurological disorders and alcohol related birth defects.  The above link gives more information on feta alcohol syndrome.  In my career doing foster care I supervised a couple children who were living with their grandmother and had fetal alcohol syndrome.  They were very difficulty with learning problems and behavioral issues.  But at the same time they were beautiful children.  That was some time ago, so they must be grown up now.

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