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Many drugs can pass from a mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Alcohol is no exception. Alcohol is broken down more slowly in the immature body of the fetus than in an adult's body. This can cause the alcohol levels to remain high and stay in your baby's body longer.
The full picture of FAS usually occurs in babies born to alcoholic mothers, or those who drink more than four to five drinks each day. However, no amount of alcohol is safe. Even light or moderate drinking can affect the developing fetus.
Alcohol use in pregnancy has significant effects on the fetus and your baby.
Symptoms may include:
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