There is one childhood illness in which you can safely blame the mother. Is fetal alcohol syndrome, which develops because of the use of the mother drinking alcohol during and before pregnancy.
Judith Knox told the BBC about how her adopted son a lot of years could not make a correct diagnosis. The boy began acting strange at an early age. First, Judith, as the doctors believed that he had autism spectrum disorder. For example, the kid could not pay attention to toys and to eat found on the floor garbage. With age the problems become more serious. The son began to show aggression, Judith and the rest of the family had to defend themselves from him.
Only six years after the first symptoms appear, the boy was diagnosed with accurate diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome. The most frightening thing is that this syndrome occurs in approximately four times more common than autism spectrum disorders. And it is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to her.
Doctors believe that the most dangerous thing is that many doctors do not consider it necessary to discuss with women planning to become a mother, the subject of alcohol. But, as polls show, the majority of women in Russia, CIS and many European countries do not see anything wrong in the use of alcohol. This, of course, not talking about low alcohol consumption, for example, if a woman before pregnancy drinks a few glasses of wine a week, and during pregnancy, sometimes allows himself a glass. Most at risk women who abuse alcohol. And there are many.
The FAS studied are not good enough, this syndrome was first described about forty years ago. It is believed that the severity of symptoms depends on the extent of alcohol use by the mother. Can be quite minor breaches of development and behavior, as well as serious manifestations – the outward signs, mental retardation and serious health problems.