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Name: cm2434
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I just found out I am pregnant and I am approx 17-18 weeks!!!! I got my period regularly, the doc said that can happen. I drank alot of alcohol over the past few months - 2 three times a week!!!! I wont ofcourse anymore but i am scared my child with have fas! does anyone out there know what my baby's chances are?? PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER ?
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Name: mspeachpit | Date: Dec 3rd, 2006 11:23 PM
i dont think it will affect your child if you stop now. i know you said you drank 2-3 times a week but how much did you drink each time? 

Name: cm2434 | Date: Dec 4th, 2006 11:41 AM
like 12 beers 2-3 times a week!!!!!! i know it is horrible!!!!!!! this pregnancy was not planned! I am almost 40 years old and used protection! 

Name: mspeachpit | Date: Dec 5th, 2006 1:53 PM
forty-four percent of women who drink heavily during pregnancy will have an fas baby. unfortunately, the beginning of the pregnancy is the most critical for development. look up fetal alcohol syndrome on the net. it will give you the info you need. 

Name: twin_troubles | Date: Jan 3rd, 2007 4:57 AM
I have a 12 yr old son with FAS. His birth mother only drank occassionally yet it happened at times when it had a major effect on her growing baby. You can't really predict if your baby will have fas or not. A mother can have twins where one has FAS and the other twin doesn't....it all depends on how each baby handles the alcohol. All you can do at this point is not to drink and say lots of prayers. The good news is that children with FAS can sometimes have pretty normal lives. The amount of damage is directly lonked to the amount of alcohol intake so if you've stopped drinking you've already increased the chances of your baby being ok even if it ended up with FAS it won't be as severe.
If you have any questions about FAS please feel free to ask me...I've become almost an expert on the subject.
Connie 

Name: mark | Date: Jun 7th, 2010 5:46 PM
if there is an one here who know alot abot AFE, i want you to help me please. the thing is i have known my whole life im a bit diffrent. i dont get people very well,i have a hard time understanding emoutions. i have never had a relationship.
when i was younger i was in speach therapy for 5 years. i didn't start talking till i was two years old. i can talk narmal now just so you know.
i just found out that my mother drank when she was pregnat with me. so now i know why i needed help talking. so im wondering about how mild can AFE be. can it be mild enough that im all there logically, but really meesed up when it comes to being normal?
if you can email your answer to me please.
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Name: mom | Date: Sep 18th, 2010 3:59 AM
yes, there is a chance you have created perm. brain damage to your child. In the future, it's not a single drop. When you are of child bearing age, you need to use protection or abstain from alcohol and take folic acid. best wishes to your child. 


Name: 3KidsFASDMom | Date: Nov 3rd, 2013 2:18 AM
I am a young lady with three kids of my own. My kids are in care and I get them on weekends. Now my workers, I have a few different type of workers but they all say they think I'm fasd or fas. It makes me sad all the thime to think about it. [email protected] email me 

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