"Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" Essays and Research Papers

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alcohol plays a major role in society today. It is constantly being . ...... in our minds through advertisements, whether its commercials or billboards, holidays, or even just at the popular social scene. Alcohol is consumed for many purposes, such as celebrations, to increase romance, out of boredom, or a way to relax. Alcohol is a drug that is depended upon by the majority of our society. Nonetheless, alcohol has very damaging effects, not only...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Congenital disorders 1761  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

    Topic : Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ( FASD ) General Purpose : To Inform Specific Purpose : To inform my audience of what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disease is. Central Idea...

    Alcohol, Brain damage, Central nervous system 956  Words | 4  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Introduction Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most common preventable form of mental retardation in the world. FAS causes a range of disorders, is found in all ethnic groups and populations and is most prevalent is impoverished communities. In South Africa, epidemiological studies have shown that rural populations in the Western Cape are particularly affected and have FAS rates exceeding those reported in other world communities. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a series of birth defects caused by...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism 2217  Words | 7  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Legislation

    This bill would require alcohol retailers to post “a sign in a conspicuous location that bears a warning regarding the risk of consuming alcohol during pregnancy” (Virginia General Assembly, 2011, B-12). The purpose of this bill is to decrease the number of alcohol related birth defects by increasing awareness and education. This bill is related to the issue of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, which can result in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and variants of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Childbirth 1591  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    is trying to conceive? Most would answer none. The consumption of alcohol can lead to various problems during and after pregnancy. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a condition which leads to various irreversible problems; it is considered to be poisonous because it causes great damage before conception, and most importantly, the developing embryo. The effect on the fetus varies; some are more affected than others. When the alcohol enters the body of a pregnant mother, it enters her bloodstream which...

    Abortion, Alcoholic beverage, Childbirth 2180  Words | 6  Pages

  • Alcohol and Pregnancy - Essay

    Deonte Anderson Alcohol and Pregnancy A pregnant woman's lifestyle ultimately affects the development of her baby. Excessive exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can inflict serious, permanent physical and mental damage on her child. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol she is making her child drink also. In knowing how Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be prevented, what the symptoms are, and who and what make up the risk factors fetal alcohol syndrome can be better understood. ...

    Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage, Childbirth 885  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Effect of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

    effect of prenatal alcohol exposure Scientific Writing June 2010 The effect of prenatal alcohol exposure Introduction: Alcohol is a drug with a depressant effect. Alcohol can negatively affect your brain, liver, central nervous system, and heart. The immediate effects of alcohol consumption are delayed reflexes and slurred speech. Since it is a depressant, alcohol slows down your brain...

    Alcohol, Brain, Central nervous system 1218  Words | 4  Pages

  • Alcoholism and Fetal Development

     Alcoholism and Fetal Development Infant and Toddler Development Children that are born with Fetal alcohol syndrome are born to the mothers that are alcoholics and continue to drink every day while pregnant. If alcohol is consumed everyday in large amounts it will have an effect on the unborn fetus. These effects can be from physical and mental issues before and after birth. The effects can continue to develop when the child becomes older. ...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Congenital disorders 1277  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Effects and Causes of Fasd (Fetal Alcohols Spectrum Disorders)

    pregnant is a bad decision. Sometimes the child will result in certain health problems, and at times they will be perfectly healthy. The effects are referred to as FASD (Fetal Alcohols Spectrum Disorders). FASD can take form as many various effects. Many people are aware of these effects but they do not realize that moderate alcohol exposure to the fetus can be just as harmful to the baby as frequent exposure. Though this might leave some people thinking that some pregnant women do not realize their...

    Abortion, Childbirth, Embryo 1185  Words | 4  Pages

  • Alcohol vs Cocaine

    Alcohol versus cocaine, these are two different substances by the physical appearance. Alcohol is normally only ingested the one way, where as cocaine can be taken by ingestion, inhalation, intranasal and intravenously. The effects however are quite similar. The effects of alcohol are many, and each is very likely to take place. Alcohol effects judgment, motor coordination, reflexes, sensation, breathing and the way the heart functions. When a person is using alcohol they may experience a feeling...

    Addiction, Brain damage, Cocaine 1172  Words | 4  Pages

  • Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

    Prenatal Alcohol Exposure A healthy prenatal environment is a key factor for a fetus in the womb. Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drugs are just some of the dangerous teratogens that can affect the soon to be born baby. However, alcohol can be one of the most hazardous teratogens to a fetus. Prenatal alcohol exposure may cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), childhood depressive symptoms, lowered IQ and much more. Prenatal alcohol exposure may cause irreversible damages to a child. Major depressive...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism 1139  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Outline

    of alcohol on the fetus, the many effects and harms associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and treatment for fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome l. how consuming alcohol affects a fetus A. Definition of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 1. Use Medical encyclopedia example 2. When you drink, the baby drinks too, not well for developing organs and brain cells. B. There are no safe levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy 1. The more alcohol consumed...

    Alcohol, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Deferred gratification 290  Words | 2  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

     Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Abstract Fetal Alcohol Syndrome has unfortunately become more common among new born children. While much progress has been made in understanding the consequences of drinking during pregnancy, it is still difficult to find the underlying damage that is caused to the child. This research paper will look at the harmful effects of FAS. The effects will look at not only the physical damage but the cognitive damage as well in the child...

    Alcohol, Brain, Brain damage 2705  Words | 8  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    What is FAS/FASD? Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical and mental birth defects that can result when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, such as beer, wine, or mixed drinks, so does her baby. Alcohol passes through the placenta right into the developing baby. The baby may suffer lifelong damage as a result. FAS is characterized by brain damage, facial deformities, and growth deficits. Heart, liver, and kidney defects also are common, as...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholic beverage 10306  Words | 31  Pages

  • Alcohol Abuse Within Native American Societies

    immensely by it. Since the coming of the Englishmen and the introduction of new knowledge and tools Native people have been trying to hold on to their own culture and their own way of life. Unfortunately with them came new items for consumption, alcohol was one of the main ingredients to the internal downfall of Native populations. Native American populations suffer greatly due to the ongoing epidemic of substance abuse and dependence; some things are being done about the problems people are having...

    Addiction, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Indigenous peoples 1302  Words | 4  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    affect normal development of a fetus throughout life are consuming alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and using any kind of drugs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD’s) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Some of the categories of FASD’s are: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS,) Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND,) and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD.) ARND is characterized by learning...

    Childbirth, Deferred gratification, Fetal alcohol syndrome 659  Words | 2  Pages

  • Birth Defects While Drinking and Smoking.

    outcomes of drinking and smoking while pregnant include Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), low birth weight, still birth, growth issues, birth defects, or the mother may have a miscarriage. There are three diagnoses linked to FASD such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), -[http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-body/is-it-safe/drinking-smoking-during-pregnancy/ ] (Partial Fetal Alcohol syndrome (pFAS), Alcohol Related Birth Defects (ARBD), and Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). Out of...

    Abortion, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 892  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

     Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal alcohol syndrome is a neurological condition caused by exposure to alcohol during pregnancy. This condition has a lifelong severe effect on the fetus, affecting a child's physical, emotional, and neurological development. The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders is used to encompass the range of disabilities associated with exposure to alcohol in utero, and includes the diagnosis alcohol-related neurodevelopment disorder (ARND). Signs and symptoms that...

    Alcohol, Deferred gratification, Down syndrome 423  Words | 1  Pages

  • Angelman Syndrome

    Angelman Syndrome By Ciera Carr Dr. Glimps 2006 Carr 1 Ciera Carr Dr. Glimps Research Paper Angelman Syndrome Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused by a couple of different attributes. The first one is “a deletion on chromosome 15 of maternal origin or paternal uniparental disomy”(Curfs, 2004, p. 1263). There has also been found that some people with the disorder have no deletion on the chromosome at all. Angelman syndrome was first discovered in 1965 by a doctor...

    Angelman syndrome, Autism, Chromosome 1361  Words | 5  Pages

  • Psy 270 Wk7

    during birth can cause mental retardation. Three major known causes of mental retardation are fetal alcohol syndrome, Down syndrome and fragile X. 8. What is the only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome? The one and only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome is to not drink alcohol during pregnancy. As soon as you drink alcohol there is no way to prevent the baby from getting fetal alcohol syndrome. 9. What are normalization and mainstreaming? Normalization and mainstreaming...

    Autism, Developmental disability, Disability 532  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legal Paper on Pregnant Women Being Unable to Consume Alcohol

    counseling for alcohol abuse. If the probation is violated, the woman will face a year in prison, just like the other punishment when the woman is not on probation. The issue with this legislation is whether or not it is constitutionally legal to make it criminal for a pregnant woman who is of the age twenty one and older to become intoxicated at their own free will. The issues in this legislation also deal with the fundamental right for a legal, consenting adult to consume alcohol, and the liberty...

    Alcohol, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 2255  Words | 6  Pages

  • Teratogens

    that are found in the environment which are known to cause defects in fetal development. Teratogens are one of the leading causes of death to newborns in the nation. “There are four major factors that depend on the extent of fetal defects and those are the dosage, genetic makeup of the mother and the developing fetus, fetal age, an other negative influences on pregnancy” (Berk, 2012). Some of the common teratogens include alcohol consumption, exposure to radiation, environmental pollution, tobacco...

    Abortion, Embryo, Fetal alcohol syndrome 1777  Words | 5  Pages

  • Factors and Hazards of Infant Development

    development are alcohol consumption, smoking and second-hand smoke inhalation, and chemical and drug intake. Alcohol is a vice of many. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2.45% of women over the age of 18 in the United States have at least one drink daily (that’s 7,668,500 people). With alcoholism a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, it’s important that all women who are expectant mothers need to know about the effects alcohol consumption can...

    Abortion, Alcoholism, Childbirth 809  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Fetal alcohol syndrome Classification and external resources Baby with fetal alcohol syndrome. ICD-10 Q86.0 ICD-9 760.71 DiseasesDB 32957 MedlinePlus 000911 eMedicine ped/767 MeSH D005310 Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a pattern of mental and physical defects that can develop in a fetus in association with high levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Alcohol crosses the placental...

    Alcohol, Blood alcohol content, Brain 6487  Words | 23  Pages

  • What Can Happen to a Baby If the Mother Smokes and Drinks During Pregnancy

    Katherine Williams DL1 What can happen to a baby if the mother drinks alcohol while she is pregnant? What can happen is if the mother smokes cigarettes while she is pregnant? Research and report on the dangers of smoking and drinking by pregnant women in reference to their unborn children. Cigarette smoke reaches the fetus through the placenta which is the tissue that connects the mother and fetus. Among other important functions, the placenta provides nutrients to the fetus. When nicotine and...

    Abortion, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 879  Words | 3  Pages

  • Prenatal and Perinatal effects of Psychotropic Drugs on Neuro-cognitive development of fetus

    malformation (cleft palate or lip) with the use of BZD. Several studies have also likened the effects of BZD to fetal alcohol syndrome. The “benzodiazepine syndrome” is basically characterized by facial dysmorphism, hypotonia, and delayed motor development, polycystic kidney, submucous clef hard palate, microcephaly, varying degrees of mental retardation, convulsions and neonate abstinence syndrome. Some other studies that followed this hypothesis measure blood level of BZD and found out that elevated levels...

    Anticonvulsant, Benzodiazepine, Congenital disorders 1086  Words | 4  Pages

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    and the family. These permanent and unchangeable effects arise from a fetus attaining fetal alcohol syndrome from its mother. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a pattern of malformations and disabilities resulting from a pregnant woman drinking heavily during her pregnancy. FAS is unique in that effects on the children are directly linked to maternal drinking habits. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is currently the leading cause of mental retardation in the United States. A baby with...

    Alcohol, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 1600  Words | 9  Pages

  • Drunk

    Crowell worries that 7-month-old Sabrina may have fetal alcohol syndrome. Crowell, a recovering alcoholic, was forced into treatment after Sabrina's birthday. Now seven months sober, she's learning to be a good mom to her seven children. EDITOR'S NOTE: Tucsonan Debbie Crowell has graciously agreed to share her personal nightmare with Tucson Citizen readers. She hopes her story will prevent another child from being born under the influence of alcohol. Crowell is turning her life around. Read about...

    Alcohol, Disability, Fetal alcohol syndrome 1016  Words | 3  Pages

  • Prenatal Care

    taHeavy drinking by pregnant women can be devastating to offspring. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a cluster of abnormalities and problems that appear in the offspring of mothers who drink alcohol heavily during pregnancy. The abnormalities include facial deformities and defective limbs, face, and heart (Klingenberg & others, 2010). Most children with FASD have learning problems and many are below average in intelligence with some that are mentally retarded (Dalen & others, 2009)...

    Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Fetus 1233  Words | 4  Pages

  • Pregnancy, Birth and the Newborn: Focus on Fasd

    Running Head: FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER Pregnancy, Birth and the Newborn: Focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder SWHB 405: Human Behavior in the Social Environment 1 ABSTRACT From conception to birth, the mother’s role in bringing to life and nurturing a healthy baby is paramount. Factors such as the mother’s biological, psychological and social environment play important roles in determining the wellbeing of a child. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, an irreversible condition...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Disability 2158  Words | 7  Pages

  • Alcoholism

     Alcoholism: The Effects of Alcohol and Alcoholism on Abusers and their Loved Ones Erica Kiesel WELL 178 Dr. Katie Flynn December 4th, 2014 Abstract The effects of alcoholism is far reaching, affecting not only the life of the alcoholic, but also the lives of those they surround themselves with. Child abuse and neglect can be related to parental/caretaker alcoholism. It is important to recognize that alcoholism does not occur from depression, but creates depression. It can also cause...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholic beverage 1960  Words | 9  Pages

  • Appendix F

    Retardation. 7. What are the main types of biological causes of mental retardation? The three major known causes of mental retardation are Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome and fragile X. 8. What is the only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome? The only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome is to not consume any alcohol during pregnancy. 9. What are normalization and mainstreaming? Mainstreaming in the context of education is a term that refers to the practice...

    Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal alcohol syndrome 752  Words | 4  Pages

  • Laws to Prevent Children from Being Exposed to Teratogens During the Prenatal Period

    Vin Green MR. Lysaght Abnormal Psychology 22 May 2013 Laws to Prevent Children from Being Exposed to Teratogens During The Prenatal Period Many recreational substances such as alcohol and cigarettes are regulated because they can have harmful effects on the user, however these drugs can also have very serious psychological and physical effects on the users’ progeny. There are many Americans who would say that it is our right to consume whatever we want, regardless of our condition, but isn’t it...

    Abortion, Childbirth, Embryo 728  Words | 3  Pages

  • Babies Born Addicted to Drugs and the Side Effects

    twenty-one. This drug would be called alcohol. The biggest thing alcohol cause's is fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal alcohol syndrome describes a number of defects or problems that a baby faces due to the mother's alcohol consumption while being pregnant. These could be physical or mental effects such as growth or learning disorders. Fetal alcohol syndrome can cause growth deficiency, and problems with the central nervous system. Children with fetal alcohol syndrome may also have attention span disorders...

    Addiction, Childbirth, Cocaine 2044  Words | 5  Pages

  • Teratogens During Pregnancy

    embryo. During this time, there are critical periods when certain body structures develop. If alcohol or other harmful agents interfere with development during a critical period, the body structures will not form properly, nor will it develop later. Alcohol is one form of a teratogen. Drinking alcohol heavily during pregnancy can cause the baby to be born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Babies with this syndrome are mentally retarded. They also have abnormally small heads with wide-set eyes and short...

    Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Fetus 701  Words | 3  Pages

  • Autism and Mental Retardation

    is caused by genetics. In this case, an inherited genetic abnormality, like fragile X syndrome, is found in a person’s genetic bloodline and passed down. Mental retardation could also be caused by fetal alcohol syndrome where the mother drinks heavily during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy (Comer, 2011). 8. What is the only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome? The only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome is for the mother to refrain from drinking during pregnancy. If a mother suspects that...

    Autism, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Fetus 741  Words | 3  Pages

  • Teratogens and Prevention

    everything to you in a scientific manner. You should not be smoking or drinking while you are pregnant. I would like you to better understand from a scientific point of view, so I did some research about the effects of using Teratogens, (cigarettes and alcohol in your case). To prove to you in a credible way, I am using scientific books to give you broad information about it, so you can finally understand and consider changing your lifestyle especially during this period of time. Ashley, these are...

    Alcohol, Brain damage, Fetal alcohol syndrome 1477  Words | 5  Pages

  • Seminar Option

    drinking alcohol, are taking any medication or drugs or are very tired” (Baby Center, L.L.C. 2012). “Many factors can affect the development of a fetus. Environmental agents that can negatively affect prenatal development are called teratogens. Teratogen exposure tends to be most detrimental during the first trimester (the first three months) of pregnancy, when formation of the organs and brain occurs. However, some substances, such as alcohol, can have an effect at any point in pregnancy. Alcohol consumption...

    Alcohol, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 1011  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dreams: Addiction and Informative Speech

    Jealousy Bermuda Triangle Any country A waterfall Dysfunctional families Lions/tigers/bears Any sport Teen gambling Sitting Bull/any leader Bear Butte Any animal Powwows Fancy dancing, etc. Powwow music Any vacation spot Fetal alcohol effect Fetal alcohol syndrome SIDS Any career Dreams Panic attacks Insomnia Any author Teen suicide Depression Cloning Any subject! Autism Addiction Anorexia Schizophrenia Voodoo American Indian Movement Stereotypes Martin Luther King...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Brain damage 644  Words | 2  Pages

  • Factors and Hazards of Infant Dev.

    development of their infant. The three factors that I feel are the most hazardous are alcohol, smoking, and drugs of any kind. In this essay, I will try to explain to you why these factors are very important to be avoided before and during pregnancy. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have serious consequences for mother and the developing fetus (O’ Leary et al., 2010). If a mother is consuming alcohol during pregnancy she can have a miscarriage, stillbirth, low-birth weight, or a premature...

    Alcohol, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 635  Words | 3  Pages

  • Effects of Drugs on Pregnet Women

    Pregnant women that smoke cigarettes on a daily basis can greatly harm their fetus. The Tobacco smoke in cigarettes greatly reduces fetal growth through the presence of nicotine, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, cadmium and various other aromatic hydrocarbons, but the two most dangerous chemicals that are found in cigarettes are nicotine and carbon monoxide. Nicotine causes the babies heart rate to speed up, reduces placental vascularisation, constricts the placental arteries, and thickens the...

    Blood, Childbirth, Congenital disorders 1008  Words | 3  Pages

  • Taking sides 1

    Two by Phylida Brow, she is for not drinking any type of alcohol type drinks while pregnant. She argues that mothers that drink while pregnant can lead to their baby to have fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) can cause the children to have a range of developmental and behavioral problems such as an inability to relate to others and a tendency to be impulsive said Phylida Brown (76). Also, Brown talks about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, or FAS, an umbrella term that covers...

    Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage, Childbirth 1043  Words | 4  Pages

  • Health and social care Unit 4 P2

    individuals and how they develop through the life stages. The first life factor is the genetics of an individual, a genetic influence which could affect the development of someone could be the predisposition to a particular disease such as Down syndrome. This particular disease is a chromosomal disorder and a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic difference in physical features. These typical difficulties which are involved with this disorder...

    Alcohol, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Health 1484  Words | 4  Pages

  • Embryonic Growth

    quite common for women to have low levels of folic acid, which is why it is important for them to take it before and during pregnancy to prevent any neural tube disorders. Infections and genetic disorders on the foetus can be caused by smoking, alcohol and substance abuse. Smoking can cause babies to be born prematurely, babies born too small and babies who may die before being born. The reason for this is that cigarette smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals. The toxins get into your bloodstream...

    Cell nucleus, Childbirth, Chromosome 763  Words | 3  Pages

  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    person’s level of life functioning will improve if appropriate personalized supports are provided over a sustained period. Autism HealthInsite Topic Page 
Links to information on autism spectrum disorders. Down Syndrome HealthInsite Topic Page 
Links to information on down syndrome. Dyslexia HealthInsite Topic Page 
Links to information about dyslexia or specific reading disability. Maladaptive Behaviours in Childhood HealthInsite Topic Page 
Links to resources on Attention Deficit Disorder...

    Autism, Developmental disability, Disability 1095  Words | 4  Pages

  • Research Paper Alcoholism

    RUSH THEO 330 – B02 The abuse of alcohol is a problem in our society; a social disorder that causes physical and emotional injuries to people and family life. Alcohol is the oldest drug around. It is also the most widely-used and almost 50 percent of people aged 12 and over have consumed alcohol in the United States. Most people are able to consume alcohol responsibly. However, for one reason or another, some people abuse alcohol and develop addictions.  Alcohol can destroy persons who depend on...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol dependence 2052  Words | 4  Pages

  • Prominent Symbols In Hills Like White Elephants

    Elizabeth Delaney Prominent Symbols In Hills Like White Elephants: White Elephants, The Bead Curtain, and Alcohol In most works of literature not everything is what it seems. An image, character, item, or act that has prominence in the story is called a symbol. Symbols go beyond their literal meaning and purpose. Some symbols universally represent similar things, but they can also be literary symbols, which are specific to the text.  In The Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway, a couple...

    Alcohol, Ernest Hemingway, Fetal alcohol syndrome 1380  Words | 5  Pages

  • Autism and Mental Retardation - Essay

    adults” (Cromer, 2011). 7. What are the main types of biological causes of mental retardation? The main types of biological causes of mental retardation are Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, and fragile X syndrome. 8. What is the only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome? The only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome is to not drink during pregnancy. 9. What are normalization and mainstreaming? Normalization and mainstreaming are educational terms; they reference the settlement...

    Autism, Behavior, Communication 1405  Words | 5  Pages

  • Underage Drinking

    you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol. When we look around us we will see many underage students drinking. Now let’s think to ourselves, is that a good behavior or the best thing they need to be doing? According to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1993, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers. I will like to say that some students at college most likely gone to one party with alcohol. Being a college student and military personnel who is...

    Adolescence, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse 942  Words | 4  Pages

  • P2 development through life stages

    Genetic factors can influence a person’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. A gene is inherited from the mother and father. Sometimes recessive or dominant genes (alleles) can cause genetic conditions to form, such as downs syndrome or cystic fibrosis (Royal College of Nursing, 2012). Cystic fibrosis is caused by a recessive and defective gene called CFTR (NHS Choices, 2012). This means that if both of the parents carry the gene, there is a 25% chance of the child having cystic...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Cystic fibrosis 2760  Words | 7  Pages

  • psy/270 appendix f

    academic skills. Children who have a neurological disorder or illness such as encephalitis or meningitis may suddenly show signs of cognitive impairment and adaptive difficulties. 8. What is the only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome? The only way to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome is the simple matter of not drinking. 9. What are normalization and mainstreaming? Normalization refers to the concept of ensuring normal rhythms and conditions of life for all people with disabilities. Mainstreaming...

    Autism, Disability, Down syndrome 694  Words | 3  Pages

  • Maternal Behaviors and Their Effect on the Unborn Child

    on the growing child is alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Alcohol is a teratogen, which is known to be harmful to human development (http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/alcohol.html). Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can cause the unborn child to have fetal alcohol syndrome, or FAS. This condition causes the child to be of below-average intelligence, have facial deformities, and growth delays (Feldman, 309). According to www.marchofdimes.com, alcohol can also cause the baby...

    Alcohol, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 938  Words | 3  Pages

  • Intellectual Disabilities Defined: a Deeper Look

    following stages: pre, peri, and post-natal development. According to Heward, there are more than 350 known causes, with approximately 35% having genetic origins (Heward, 2009, p. 142). The causes can include chromosomal disorders; syndromes such as Fragile X, Downs, and fetal alcohol; metabolic disorders; prematurity; seizure disorders, and many more. Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined by Heward as “an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external force, resulting in total...

    Autism, Developmental disability, Disability 1637  Words | 6  Pages

  • Teratogen Affects on Pregnancy

    antisocial behavior among the children whose mothers smoked while being pregnant. Like smoking, alcohol is also linked to child behavioral problems. In the text, teachers rated 11-year-old children whose mothers consumed the most alcohol during pregnancy. The children’s overall school performance and behavior problems were rated significantly worse compared to those children whose mother’s didn’t consume alcohol during pregnancy. To further add on to these claim, the article on www.sciencedaily.com reads...

    Alcohol, Childbirth, Congenital disorders 952  Words | 3  Pages

  • Psy 240 - Lesson 2 Essay

    of the teratogens during the prenatal period and after birth are almost completely preventible by the parents. Most common teratogens that can impact pregnancy and child development are: prescription and non-prescription drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, infectious disease, radiation and environmental pollutants. Many prescription and non-prescription drugs exert side-effects that may be harmful during the prenatal period. Even when these side-effects are not noticeable or are not affecting...

    Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Fetus 2352  Words | 7  Pages

  • Antenatal Care

    and treatment to monitor and to promote the well being of the mother and baby. According to Johnson and Taylor (2000) the aim of antenatal care is to assist women in remaining healthy, monitoring the progress of pregnancy in order to support normal fetal development and thus aid the health of the unborn. Antenatal care should also provide support and guidance to the woman and her partner to help them in their transition to parenthood. The midwife can provide sufficient antenatal care by developing...

    Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Fetal alcohol syndrome 1860  Words | 6  Pages

  • Long Paper

    between maternal behaviours and foetal development, this researcher aims at first identifying what is meant by ‘maternal behaviours’ and ‘foetal development’. secondly, examining these behaviours specifically maternal smoking, stress and anxiety, alcohol consumption, maternal infections and nutrition and their effects on the developing foetus and lastly, to conclude this paper with an outline of some of the many roles an expecting mother is expected to play in order to ensure the healthy wellbeing...

    Childbirth, Embryo, Embryology 1266  Words | 5  Pages

  • Prenatal Development

    alter the brain that is developing and influence cognitive and behavioral functioning, which is call behavioral teratology. The danger of structural defects caused by teratogens normally occurs earlier in the embryonic development rather than the fetal development, due to the fact it is the critical period for development of the nervous system (Santrock, Thirteenth Edition). The embryonic period is the period of prenatal development that occurs from two to eight weeks after conception. The rate...

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Congenital disorders, Developmental biology 2202  Words | 7  Pages

  • Prenatal

    come from the father. A child may experience health problems and/or behavioral abnormalities if there is too many or too few number of chromosomes (Rathus, 2010, p. 48). Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality that is caused by having one extra chromosome in the 21st pair (Rathus, 2010, p.49). A child with Down syndrome may suffer from mental retardation due to deficits in cognitive development, and also have a different appearance (Rathus, 2010, p.49). Many disorders are known to be caused by...

    Childbirth, Chromosome, Embryo 2279  Words | 6  Pages

  • Intellectual Disabilities

    before birth. It can be caused by injury, disease, or a problem in the brain. For many children, the cause of their intellectual disability is unknown. Some of the most common known causes of an intellectual disability like Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, genetic conditions, birth defects, and infections all can occur before birth. Others happen while a baby is being born or soon after birth. Still other causes of intellectual disability do not occur until a child is older....

    Barack Obama, Developmental disability, Disability 1805  Words | 5  Pages

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