10 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Symptoms

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Symptom #3: Delayed Growth

In fetal alcohol syndrome, the prenatal and postnatal growth is usually delayed and slower compared to their peers. The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy can result in the inhabitation of prenatal growth that leads to babies that are small for gestational age.

The growth retardation usually results in height or weight that is below the tenth percentile for their age and race. Postnatally, there can be difficulties with feeding and low birth weight, which contributes to the delayed growth.

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