Common Problems in Infancy

Common Problems in Infancy - 1 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome A....

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1 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome A. Growth, mental, and physical problems caused by the mother consuming or abusing alcohol while pregnant B. Consumption of alcohol is most harmful when consumed within the first 3 months C. There are numerous amounts of symptoms involved when the baby is born a. Poor growth for the baby both inside the womb and when it is born b. Decreased muscle tone and poor coordination c. Heart defects d. Delayed mental development through speech, movement, or social skills e. Structural problems including narrow, small eyes with large epicanthic folds, small head or upper jaw, or a smooth and thin upper lip D. Signs and tests a. Physical exams can reveal heart problems, such as a heart murmur b. CT or MRI scans will shoe abnormal brain development c. Pregnancy ultrasound will reveal the slow growth of the fetus Premature births A. A baby is born before reaching 37 weeks in the womb B. Birth of a baby before its organs can work on their own to allow the child to grow and develop normally
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course MBI 131 taught by Professor Deborahphillips during the Spring '07 term at Miami University.

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