Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

People with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome may:

  • Experience slow physical growth before and after birth
  • Have irregular physical features such as small head circumference, differences in the limbs and joints, and distinct facial features
  • Have internal physical difficulties, such as heart defects and problems with the kidneys and bones
  • Experience delays in learning, intellectual functioning, memory, and reasoning.
  • Have problems coping and interacting with others

While the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome are not reversible, help is out there for you. Whether you are pregnant and feel dependent on alcohol, or are experiencing the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome yourself, there are resources available to assist you.

Resources and support

Local groups and programs can help you navigate Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Explore these resources:

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