Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal alcohol syndrome is a pattern of physical and mental defects than can develop in a fetus in association with high levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
A pregnant woman who drinks alcohol risks passing the alcohol through the placenta to her baby. Because of the baby’s small size and developing system, the alcohol can be more harmful to the baby than to the mother. Alcohol can damage an unborn child at any stage of pregnancy. Alcohol consumed during pregnancy increases the risk of alcohol-related birth defects, including growth problems and damage to the brain and spiral cord. Signs of fetal alcohol poisoning while pregnant are miscarriage or stillbirth, intrauterine growth retardation growth retardation and physical defects. Keep in mind that pregnant woman should not drink alcohol during pregnancy.