When the wine’s too good to say no to …

A survey done here in France shows that between 17 and 25% of French women continue to drink alcohol when they are pregnant. Because of this from 700 to 2000 babies are born each year suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) with most in the regions of Brittany and Normandy. A questionnaire given to expectant […]

A survey done here in France shows that between 17 and 25% of French women continue to drink alcohol when they are pregnant.

Because of this from 700 to 2000 babies are born each year suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) with most in the regions of Brittany and Normandy.

A questionnaire given to expectant mothers revealed that most of them were unaware of the harm they would be doing to their unborn should they drink while pregnant.

FAS causes cranial malformations, slow growth and behavior problems.

It is not known how many in the world suffer from FAS, but a rough estimate points to 1 to 2 cases for every 1000 births.

In the USA and Europe, 1 in every 100 children is born with this disorder.

 

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

One Response to “When the wine’s too good to say no to …”

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    Samantha Says:

    I spent five years in Bretagne, and both of my SIL’s drank while pregnant. They didn’t drink a lot, but their doctors told them it was okay to have a glass of wine during a meal or a coupe de champagne during a party. So at least in my opinion, the first step in lowering this statistic starts with educating the doctors who are treating pregnant women!

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