Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Our adoption medicine expert covers the signs and symptoms of prenatal alcohol exposure — and how you can help your child succeed.

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Risk In Adopted Children
Although it's known that any prenatal alcohol consumption is not good for a developing baby, it's nearly impossible to predict a child's degree of impairment because of it. One child exposed to alcohol before birth may exhibit virtually no ill effects, while another may suffer from serious physical impairments, behavior challenges, and growth and developmental delays. For years, the term Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) was used to label any child who was affected by alcohol prior to birth. Now it's ...

If you’re worried the child you’re adopting has been exposed to alcohol prenatally, what should you watch out for?

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