Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Alcohol exposure in pregnant women leads to pregnancy complications like stillbirth, premature and underweight babies, abortion, and congenital disabilities in their children. Though alcohol consumption is not safe in all three trimesters, it leads to more severe effects if consumed in the first trimester.

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Can prenatal exposure to alcohol cause a short columella?

Query: Hello doctor, Do you have experience with FAS/FASD? Can prenatal exposure to alcohol cause a short columella? Is this common in those with the affected face?  Read Full »

Dr. M. Pradeep Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We do see cases of fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Alcohol is a known teratogen for the human fetus. Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is associated with abnormalities in the fetus. The problems can occur in many systems, most important...  Read Full »

If mother is alcoholic, are the damage happened to fetus due to FAS reversible?

Query: Hello doctor, I just found out that I am 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I have been drinking two standard glasses of wine a day, sometimes less but sometimes more. Twice I had a 50 ml shot of Gin. I will not drink again now. What are the chances my baby has FAS including facial defects? Will absta...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are regularly having alcohol, then yes, there are 10 to 15 percentage chances of having fetal alcohol syndrome. You should get NT scan done at 11 weeks 4 days. Start Folic Acid twice a day. After NT scan, take a decision whether to continue the pregnancy or not.  Read Full »

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