Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 30th, 2004
Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of the most common known causes of mental retardation in the United States. Despite increasingly wide public understanding of the devastating effects of heavy drinking by pregnant women, it remains too common and difficult to prevent.
The September issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter examines the multiple layers of this harmful trend.
It is not certain how much drinking is too much during pregnancy. According to one estimate, 30-45% of women who consume 6 drinks a day or...
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