Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is not a diagnosis, but considered a spectrum disorder used to described a set of physical and mental birth defects including brain damage, facial deformities, and growth deficits. These defects can result when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy and can vary from child to child. Other problems that may affect the baby are: heart, liver and kidney, vision, and hearing problems. Children and adults born with FAS have learning, attention, memory, and problem solving difficulties.

For more information on FAS, visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s website here.

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