Laura Robbins Research Paper

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FASD: Pregnancy and Alcohol,Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, and Risks and Interventions Laura M. Robbins Ivy Tech College Author Note Laura M. Robbins, Department of Psychology, Ivy Tech. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Laura Robbins, 12070 Clear Sky Court, Fishers, IN 46037. Contact: laura.robbins@pearson.com Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, and Risks and Interventions Pregnancy and Alcohol, Risks and Interventions Marchetta states that fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), emcompassencompass a wide-range of alcohol-related birth defects, and alcohol-related neurodevelopment disorders, which are estimated to affect at least 1% of all births in the United States (as cited in May, 2001, p. 159-67). According to Kully-Martens (2012), “FASD is an umbrella term that includes a range of physical, behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial impairments that result from prenatal alcohol exposure.” (p. 1). In addition to these effects FASD due…show more content…
FASD is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of physical, behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial impairments that result from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), (for review, see Benz et al., 2009) The consequences of PAE and its effects and the development of FASD encompass disorders such as alcohol-related neurodevelopment disorder and alcohol-related birth defects. Recognition of these facts, FASD risks factors and the evidence that consuming alcohol while pregnant and the problems posed to an unborn child should be the first line of defense in implementing interventions in hopes of eliminating alcohol consumption in pregnant women. Prenatal Care and
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