Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
What are the implications for adoptive parents? Patients with fetal alcohol syndrome typically have multiple handicaps and require special medical, educational, familial and community assistance. Their caretakers need medical information, peer support, financial assistance and respite care. Many...
Checklist of Behaviors and Disorders
Behaviors and disabilities Not at all Mild Moderate Severe AIDS or HIV positive Alcohol or drug use Anemia Aspbergers Syndrome Asthma or Wheezing Attention Deficit Disorder Autism Bed wetting- Not age appropriate ... Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Prenatal exposure to alcohol can cause a spectrum of disorders. One of the most severe effects of drinking during pregnancy is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). FAS is one of the leading known preventable causes of mental retardation and birth defects. If a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy,... Alcohol and Minorities
Do blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States drink more or less than whites drink? Do they have more alcohol-related medical problems? Do they receive treatment in proportion to their problems? In 1990, 68.3 percent of whites, 64.5 percent of...
What Does Attachment Look Like?
October 26, 2008, 4:01 pm
Sometimes people ask me “How will I know when my child is attached?”
That is one of those questions that doesn’t have a single answer. First of all attachment is a marathon, not a sprint. Your child does not suddenly become attached over night. It is a gradual process and you may be able to... Neuro Reorg: Hope for the Hopeless
April 11, 2011, 10:21 am
Hopeless. That’s how it felt. Nothing we did made a big enough difference. My dream of becoming a mother was fading fast. We spent so many years preparing to be parents. Then it took two years to finalize our adoption. Our son was nearly 10 years old when we adopted him from Kazakhstan. The... What Could Have Been
October 26, 2008, 6:24 pm
Over the weekend I got to see my beautiful niece, Lisa. I don’t get to spend as much time with her as I’d like so any time with her is treasured.
Lisa and my son, Sammy, are two months apart in age, but worlds apart in maturity. Talking with her made me contemplate what could have been if...
Adoptive Mother’s Story
Hi, I am 38 years old, and because my husband and I couldn't have children, we adopted two beautiful children, siblings, 4 years ago. Our family was perfect ,so we thought.Our son at the time of...
Amazon.com: Fetal alcohol syndrome: Books
Buy new: $22.95 $18.51 . 3 new from $18.51. 9 used from $38.25. Get it by Wednesday, Nov. 27 if you order in the next 13 hours and choose one-day shipping. FREE Shipping on orders over $35 . 2. The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects by Liz Kulp and Jodee Kulp (Paperback ...
Fetal Alcohol Exposure and the Brain
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 22(2):339-344, 1998. (25) Mattson, S.N.; Riley, E.P.; Jernigan, T.L.; et al. A decrease in the size of the basal ganglia following prenatal alcohol exposure: A preliminary report. Neurotoxicol Teratology 16(3):283-289, 1994.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Server
... of pregnant women drinking at least one glass of wine per day has quadrupled Alcohol use among pregnant women: 1988- 22.5% 1992- 9.5% 1995- 15.3% Alcohol Consumption Recent survey on Babycenter.com revealed : ...