Originally Posted by Storm Bride
I can't remember the symptoms of FAE, but I did read about it quite a bit a few years ago, and I do recall that none of the children of those women ever exhibited any of those symptoms.
The symptoms include any of the following, but are not limited to them:
* Small size for gestational age or small stature in relation to peers
* Facial abnormalities such as small eye openings
* Poor coordination
* Hyperactive behavior
* Learning disabilities
* Developmental disabilities (e.g., speech and language delays)
* Mental retardation or low IQ
* Problems with daily living
* Poor reasoning and judgment skills
* Sleep and sucking disturbances in infancy
As one can see, it is not easy to link the symptoms back to alcohol exposure in uterus, but outright denying that there is such a possibility seems strange to me.
Originally Posted by Talula Fairie
I gave you several links and examples, quite a few of them did in fact go over alcohol exposure in general, especially this one:
Thank you, and I did read them. But again, they are talking about FAS exclusively, it is just easier to analyze.
And this study is one study, there are others who show differently. I haven't read their methodology, as I have my life is busy right now.
|And I've yet to see people "damn" something.
I am not damning drinking alcohol, I am wondering about some of the arguments (no risk whatsoever from 1-2glasses a day for instance). Maybe I am also surprised as how many doctors advice woman differently from the official guidelines of their country. It is not my choice, but we are all grownups and make our own decisions from facts, feelings and experience.
Originally Posted by minimunklemama
Seriously,how many women in Europe do you really know?
I left Europe about the same time you did. I have tons of family still over there, and visit regulary. I know people in Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, Netherlands, some in the UK and Portugal. I obviously haven't checked all their guidelines, but haven't found one so far, that says a drink a day is fine. If you find one, please post.
A lot of the old time attitudes comes from the believe, that the placenta is a barrier. For some substances it is, for some it is not, and for some it even enhances the effect of the substance.
But I agree, I shouldn't have put all woman here in one boat, I don't recognize many names around here yet, so a lot of opinions seem to blur together in my mind. I will try to pay more attention to the individual opinions represented here.