Fetal Alcohol Syndrome complications
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Complications could include:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with some type of abnormality that developed in utero (CDC). Birth defects can be minor or severe, and they can affect appearance,...
  • Hemifacial microsomia (HFM), also called craniofacial microsomia (CFM), is a birth defect.
  • Neurologically based learning problems are considered learning disorders (or learning disabilities). These disorders make it hard to understand and retain information. They can affect academic and social development.
  • Infant growth is measured in a number of ways. Height (length) and weight, for instance, are common measures used by your doctor to determine if your infant is growing normally. Another measure of infant growth is head circumference, or the size o...
  • Growth retardation occurs when a fetus doesn
  • Hyperactivity means being more active than is usual or desirable. Depending on the cause, hyperactivity has many different characteristics. The most common of these are: constant movement aggressive behavior impulsive behavior being easily distrac...
  • Megalencephaly is a condition that results in the development of an abnormally large brain.
  • Mental retardation or intellectual disability, (MR/ID), exists in children whose brains do not develop properly or function within the normal range. There are four levels of retardation: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Sometimes, MR/ID may b...
  • Miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is an event that results in the loss of a fetus during early pregnancy. There are many types and causes. Symptoms include heavy spotting, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and more.
  • Most pregnancies go on without any problems. However, some women will experience complications that can involve the mother's health, the baby's health, or both.
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