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Preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Preconception counseling and diagnosis help.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16190170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
QUESTION: By the time women find out they are pregnant and see a family physician, they might have already consumed alcohol during the pregnancy and affected the development of their fetuses. How can family physicians better prevent exposure to alcohol during pregnancy?
ANSWER: Women of childbearing age should be counseled about the risks associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy before they become pregnant. Diagnosing children who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders can help identify birth mothers who are at risk of other alcohol-exposed pregnancies and who need support to change their behaviour.
Suzanne C Tough; Margaret Clarke; Sterling Clarren
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-29     Completed Date:  2005-10-25     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1199-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / prevention & control*
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Screening*
Preconception Care*
Prenatal Care*
Risk Assessment

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