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Unformatted text preview: period Higher dose more severe the damage Prenatal Influence • Diet and Exercise o Prenatal vitamins o Low impact regular exercise • Increased risk with higher and younger age o Mothers over 30/adolescent mothers • Prenatal support o From family member, partner, etc • Health o Rubella prior to 11 th week, mumps, syphilis, STDs, AIDs • Drug Use o Illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, OTC meds Alcohol During Pregnancy • Estimated 80% of women drink some time during pregnancy • 9-11% of pregnant women in US are “problem drinkers” • FAS estimated 1 out of 750 births o Teratogenic Response Low birth rate Premature birth Microcepahly Heart/joint defects o Sleeper Effects Mental retardation Hyperactivity...
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology, younger age, ASD Pregnancy problems, damage Prenatal Influence